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2006-07-09 10:56:39

By Kirk Honeycutt LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - If you are going to go up against George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart ("The Man Who Came to Dinner") and Jean Renoir ("Boudu Saved From Drowning") to tell the old chestnut about an impossible house guest who will not leave, then you'd better have the comedic and dramatic goods. The team behind "You, Me and Dupree" -- directors Anthony and Joe Russo and writer Michael Le Sieur -- do not. The comedy is obvious and flat while the drama is...


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out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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