Stuck on You
Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendez
The Farrelly Brothers
Fox Home Entertainment
Date: April 27, 2004
Review posted: May 3, 2004
Bob (Damon) and Walt
(Kinnear) are conjoined twins living in small town, Massachusetts.
Their lives are perfect. They run their own burger business, they
play on the company hockey team, and above all, the two are
accepted by the town for who they are.
Walt also acts in his own one-man show, which is something that
drives the much shyer Bobby into a panic attack every time. Walt
has dreams of becoming a big star out in LA, and Bobby, being the
much more caring of the two, agrees to support him in anyway he
can. So the two leave for the big city to do what no two conjoined
people have ever done before, make it in Hollywood.
The "Farrelly" name used to be very common with clever gross-out
comedy. Not anymore. The brothers have gone from hair gel to just
relying on easy targets such as fat people and conjoined twins.
Stuck on You has a few sight gags worth a chuckle, such as
them playing baseball or a TV camera trying desperately to keep
Bob out of the shot, but those are few and far between. The
Farrelly's show a real unwillingness to offend these characters so
many of the other gags are just lame. Combine that with a bland
and predictable story and this is a real boring time.
Kinnear and Damon are well cast. The movie is about the closeness
of brothers and the two really share some touching scenes
together. Sadly most of their comic material falls flat. It
becomes very obvious after a while that, like Shallow Hal,
this movie is based more on one big gimmick. It's a "two joke
comedy" with nothing fresh to offer.
Fox presents Stuck on You
in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen. The film's fullscreen
version (1.33:1) is available separately.
Fox presents Stuck on You
in English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound. Spanish and French
Dolby dub tracks are available.
These show the brothers getting robbed, being on a date with
Bob's internet pen pal, and playing tennis. There is a scene
where both are pulled over for drunk driving that is kind of
funny, but otherwise there is nothing here with any great
meaning to the movie.
It's Funny Documentary: This documentary talks about the
Farrelly's brothers and their films. It's long, but it does
feature some commentary by stars who have worked with them in
the past. Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Renee Zellweger, and Jack
Black add their takes on the time they spent with the Farrelly
brothers, and if you care to get into the the "Farrelly" mindset
for making a movie, then this is something you should check out.
Stuck Together Documentary: This one talks about how the
Farrelly's always wanted to work with Kinnear and Damon, the two
characters they play, and the cameos by Meryll Streep, Cher, New
England Quarterback Tom Brady and Buffalo Line Backer Lawyer
Milloy. There isn't much here.
Make-Up Effects: This is probably the most interesting
part of the entire DVD. It shows how Kinnear and Damon had to be
harnessed into a body cast and all the extras that had to be
added to make it look as real as possible. In total, it was an 8
to 10 hour process.
Blooper Reel: These features Damon and Kinnear doing some
very funny impressions of Ted Koppel and Mike Tyson, but
otherwise it is just run of the mill bloopers. Actors crack up
during their performance, cell phones ring, etc.
The movie isn't very
good and despite having an over abundance of documentaries, the
special features don't really shower you with important info. This is
a rental at best.
VERDICT: RENT IT
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