Stuck on You
Movie Stats & Links
||Matt Damon, Greg
Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher
20th Century Fox
||If you really want
to bring them along.
gratuitous, but implied.
||I pretty funny
||The fight scene.
||"What's a three
letter word for man's best friend?" "Tit?"
||Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly
Charlie Wessler, Peter Farrelly and Bobby
I hate to say it but it almost seems like the Farrelly
Brothers have forgotten how to make a hilarious PG-13 movie,
especially when the jokes seem to have been handed to them on a
platter, but as much potential as there was for "Stuck on You," it
just wonít go down as one of those Farrelly Brothers movies that you
will turn into every time itís on cable. I think the boys should just
say the heck with it and head back into R territory. Sure, the kids
wonít be allowed to see it, but Iím not about the kids, Iím about my
own having a good time at the movies.
Stuck on You
A Movie Review
In any case, "Stuck on You"
gives us Bob (Matt Damon) and Walt (Greg Kinnear). Theyíre conjoined
twins, stuck near the midsection, with the both of them sharing a
liver. Bob is happy working in their burger joint where their teamwork
in filling orders is unmatched in any fast food joint, but Walt wants
to be an actor, so Bob tags along to Hollywood to let Walt try to
achieve his dream. Yes, they hook up with an over-the-top manager,
hang out with a complete, hot, Hollywood airhead in April (Eva
Mendes), and Cher, playing herself, hires Walt in the hopes of getting
cancelled the TV series she doesnít want to do. But, surprise,
surprise, Walt becomes a hit. Meanwhile, Bob is tortured because out
in Hollywood is his internet buddy, May (Wen Yann Shih), who Bob is in
love with but hasnít told her that heís stuck to his brother. Ha, ha,
comedy ensues. I wish.
Now donít get me wrong, "Stuck on You" does have its moments, but
with the reputation the Farrelly brothers build with the likes of
"Dumb and Dumber," "Kingpin," and "Thereís Something About Mary," you
just expect more. Like "Shallow Hal," "Stuck on You" just doesnít give
it to you, itís almost as if they want to make fun of people but donít
want to offend anybody anymore. I think the potential is still there
for the boys to make another great comedy, they probably just need to
be a little less worried about picking on people.
"Stuck on You" would make a decent rental, or even a matinee, but
it is nowhere the level of comedy we expect from the Farrellys.
Theyíve always had a knack at exploiting physically challenged, while
still sounding sweet. Sadly that knack seems to be waning in place of
trying to be more politically correct. Itís 2 Ĺ stars out of 5 for
"Stuck on You."
Thatís it for this one! Iím The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!