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- Language: : English
- Parcel Dimensions : 18.6 x 10.64 x 2.85 cm; 208.65 Grams
- Director : Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
- Media Format : NTSC
- Run time : 1 hour and 58 minutes
- Release date : Aug. 31 2004
- Actors : Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher, Wen Yann Shih
- Studio : 20th Century Fox
- Producers : Bobby Farrelly, Bradley Thomas
- ASIN : B0002B15QA
- Writers : Bennett Yellin, Bobby Farrelly, Charles B. Wessler, Peter Farrelly
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #7,681 in Video (See Top 100 in Video)
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Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear make a terrific team (Newsweek) in this delightfully demented comedy from the inseparable Farrelly Brothers (Shallow Hal, Theres Something About Mary). Conjoin the fun with Bob (Damon) and Walt (Kinnear) Tenor, two brothers who share a passion for lifeand a liver. But their unique bond leads to wild complications when Walt decides to pursue his dreams of becoming an actor and persuades his reluctant sibling to go along for the ride! Loaded with over-the-top humor and outrageous antics, Stuck On You will leave you beside yourself with laughter!
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Bob (Matt Damon) and Walt (Greg Kinnear) Tenor are small-town legends who excel at sports, and who are the proud owners of a fast-food restaurant where their four hands work the grill at lightning speed. When the acting bug bites Walt, he convinces Bob to honor their childhood pact to never hold back the other, and the brothers head west for the bright lights of Hollywood. Bob and Walt make fast friends with their sultry neighbor, April (Eva Mendez) who helps Walt get his foot in the door as a porn star. Things begin to look even better for Walt when the boys encounter a legendary Hollywood diva. Whatever happens to the boys, one thing is for sure... nothing will ever come between them.
The film's comedy relies on the fact that the brothers are truly stuck together. It's just too bad that the teaming of Damon and Kinnear didn't produce the kind of chemistry that's so vital in order for this to work. Damon, who can be funny, seemed to be trying too hard. And I still say Kinnear, should have stayed on cable TV's Talk Soup, rather than make the movie leap...Other than As Good As It Gets, has he even been in a "popular" movie since then?? Some of the jokes and bits are funny, but frankly the Farrelly's seem to be playing it safe here. The laughs are not as rapid fire or ireverent as I expeted. The biggest sight gag wears thin too after the first 30 minutes or so...
The audio commentary by the Farrelly Brothers is ok--the two don't take things too seriously and I had more fun with the track than the film itself. The eight deleted scenes wouldn't have amounted to making the movie any better--had they been included. Of the three featurettes: "It's Funny: The Farrelly Formula," "Bringing Stuck on You to the Screen," and "The Makeup Effects", I enjoyed watching the one that details the make-up secrets the best. The others are pretty generic and don't really offer much that you wouldn't expect them to. In the cross promotion department: the extras offer a short look behind the scenes at the comedy Dodgeball(?) and other future DVD releases. A brief blooper reel, TV ads, the Stuck On You theatrical trailer round out the disc.
Stuck On You is rather middle of the road as far as the Farrelly Brothers filmography is concerned...A risky buy a better rental but beware either way.
I'll stop there before this becomes a call to award Trey, Matt, Bob or the other one a Nobel prize or anything, but it's something to think about. "Stuck on You" is a very sweet film at heart. The brother's bond with each other (slight pun intended) warms the heart, and there's plenty of sound relationship advice in there too (although if you're looking for relationship advice in a Farrelly brother's movie...). Ultimately the plot serves more as a vehicle for stringing together a bunch of "what if?" scenarios that perhaps seemed a lot funnier when written down. Much of the humor does indeed derive from the brother's unfortunate predicament, but some of this is pure genius, for example in the opening scenes where the brothers are out jogging and a hot female jogger passes and says "Hello" to Greg Kinnear, but not to Matt Damon, who responds "Wow, when did you meet her?!". The bar fight scene is also pretty good, with Damon getting to show he hasn't forgotten the moves he learned for "The Bourne Identity". Cher's acting is terrible and Meryl Steep looks out of place and embarrassed, but Damon is perfect and Kinnear gamely works with what he's given, although in the DVD extras he seemingly tries to disown the entire project.
Finally, i thought the conclusion to the movie seemed both rushed and ill-considered - are we really to believe the boys had never fought and dreamed of separation before in their 32 years together? And if the operation is so risky, why do Kinnear and Damon seem so unconcerned about it? Still, thou shalt find better things to do with thy time and intellect than pick holes in the plot of Farrelly brothers movies. Just sit down, shut up and learn to enjoy the ride.
Overall it's not the Farrelly brother's best, but it isn't Me, Myself and Irene.
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The Farrelly Brothers humour is often quite crass, yet they continually make films centring on awkward topics and manage to get away with it. Once more they’ve done it again with this clever script and solid casting as Cher shines in her role as she pokes fun at her own career and plays the manipulative actress and Eva Mendes supports brilliantly as the ditzzy new friend of the twins who also aspires to be an actress.
The first 20 minutes are absolutely superb, highlighting the great choreography as they flip their burgers to perfection in they attempt to live a ‘normal’ life amongst their friends in their home town. It’s warm hearted, amusing, hilariously funny in places and clever. We see superb chemistry between the two brothers as they go out of their way to support each others aspirations. The expected ‘low brow’ humour with jokes in bad taste, is neatly turned so the conjoined freaks are able to turn the vile scathing insults on the perpetrators –the real freaks, of the movie.
The film tends to weaken once they arrive in Hollywood, the warmth and sympathetic humour weaken as the script becomes more ludicrous [but that’s the nature of a fantasy movie] and the occasional, mostly gentle, jokes about their conjoined nature grows. However, this movie ultimately has its heart in the right place and is a scathing indictment about those who see the brothers as freaks, not simply as people joined at the hip.
The film loads to 3 film trailers then goes to main screen offering a host of extras including play, language selection [English, English DTS, commentary and subtitle options], scene selection, special features [commentary, deleted & extended scenes, and some making of’s and bloopers] and inside look [view of Alien/predator creature workshop and a dodgeball trailer]. Although some will be offended by the subject matter it gets a solid ****.
A note to film makers: when you do the commentary, talk about the movie. Don't talk about the names and the families of the extras. Talk about the movie. Please.