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Stuck on You
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Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Cher
MPAA Rated: PG-13
Released By: 20th Century Fox
Kiddie Movie: Not really.
Date Movie: If you really want to bring them along.
Gratuitous Sex: Nothing gratuitous, but implied.
Gratuitous Violence: I pretty funny fight scene.
Action: Not really.
Laughs: A few.
Memorable Scene: The fight scene.
Memorable Quote: "What's a three letter word for man's best friend?"  "Tit?"
Directed By: Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly
Produced By: Bradley Thomas, Charlie Wessler, Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly

Stuck on You
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - PG-13

It's 2:00 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
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.

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!!!

 

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