Bob and Walt Tenor are twin brothers, who not only share a passion for life, but also a liver. Thanks to their teamwork, being conjoined twins is not a handicap to them. But, when Walt's dreams of stardom of acting on the screen and Bob's shyness clashes, they both begin to fall out. This doesn't help when Bob's Internet girl arrives in town, unaware of their handicap, and when Walt gains his own TV show with Cher. Written by
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Man in burger bar:
Hey! I ordered diet coke!
Enjoy your meal
Man in burger bar:
Hey, you shouldn't have freaks in here!
You know, you're absolutely right, we don't want freaks in here, so Rocket, would you kindly show this freak to the door?
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I'm actually a big Farrelly Brothers fan (and not just because they're
Rhode Island). So, it's with great reluctance that I write a less than
stellar review of "Stuck On You".
It's not a horrible film, but like many recent Farrelly releases it's
muddled and illustrates a tug of war between the movies the Farrellys want
to make the and movies the Farrelly's fans want them to
"Stuck On You" tells the tale of Bob and Walt Tenor, conjoined twins who
live a good, peaceful life on Nantucket Island. That is until Walt (played
by Greg Kinnear) catches the acting bug and wants to move to LA. The story
and gags from there mostly revolve around a fish-out-of-water story (but
fish joined at the side) and the brothers' ongoing ignorance of their own
At one point, Bob (played by Matt Damon) tells Walt that he'll never make
in acting. Why? Because he needs a better tan. Though these aren't the
gags that we all enjoyed in "Dumb & Dumber". In fact, both of the brothers
are very bright. Their ignorance is more a function of their being so
(physically and emotionally) for such a long period of time and because
home everyone accepted them completely. They've become blind to their own
It's a nice message and it is delivered poignantly at times. More often,
though, we're hammered with it over and over again while the Farrellys do
their best to make the movie look more like one of their more celebrated,
more tasteless, and funnier movies like "Dumb & Dumber", "Something About
Mary", or "Me, Myself and Irene".
In all of the latter movies, there was no illusion that we were there
primarily there for the gutter chuckles, but each movie also had
we really liked. Let's face it. We were all rooting for Lloyd and Harry in
"Dumb and Dumber" even if they were morons.
In "Stuck On You", the main characters are all a lot flatter than what
seen before. Plus, one of the most disappointing aspects in "Stuck On You"
is the poor use of the minor characters. In previous movies we got some of
our biggest laughs from the sideline characters, while in "Stuck On You"
they're used mostly as window dressing. Eva Mendes is primarily a cleavage
delivery device in "Stuck On You", which is a shame because she's not a
actress and she could have some comedic chops.
How are Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon in this film? They both do as good as
can be expected. We're not used to seeing Damon in comedic films (his last
was "Dogma"), and I think he does comedy very well. I'm reluctant to
directly on their performances because it's not fair. The characters are
flat and that's not their fault.
Sadly, this isn't a fluke for the Farrellys. It's part of an ongoing
Their animated movie, "Osmosis Joe", more closely resembled a
public health announcement starring Chris Rock and Bill Murray. "Shallow
Hal" dealt with superficiality in much heavier, dramatic tones than we
led to believe in the movie's trailers.*
In "Stuck On You", the Farrellys try to swerve back to their
poop-and-fart-joke roots, but deep down you can tell they want to make
serious, thematic movies.
I would have no problem if the Farrellys decided to do a more serious,
dramatic film. I would also have no problem if the Farrellys decided to do
more locker-room humor comedies. But I do have a problem with them trying
do both at the same time. It's just not working.
* NOTE - While I'm not shopping for the DVD, I did enjoy "Shallow Hal"
I realized (and accepted) that the movie was a lot heavier than the
depicted. That said, there were a lot of people in the cinema who were
expecting something like "Dumb & Dumber" and they were plenty unhappy
it. I don't blame them.
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