Stuck On You
DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005
Starring Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes, Wen Yann Shih, Ray ‘Rocket’ Valliere, Cher, Pat Crawford Brown, Meryl Streep
Directed By: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Studio: 20th Century Fox
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I didn’t get a chance to see this in theaters so I decided to check out the movie now on DVD. After seeing it and thinking about it, I think this movie had some funny moments in it but I was very disappointed in it.
The movie is about twin brothers Bob (Matt Damon) and Walt (Greg Kinnear) who do everything together, share everything, and that’s because they are stuck together and have no choice in the matter. They are from Martha’s Vineyard, MA and have their own burger joint where they are the fast serving chefs. Walt is an aspiring actor who does his “one man plays” and finally wants to make it as an actor. He tells Bob he wants to move to California and become an actor. Bob is kind of upset about this but he doesn’t really have a choice does he? Though, he does have an Internet girlfriend who lives out there so he agrees to go. Eventually Walt gets an acting job with Cher, but it’s not because he’s a good actor. Down the road, Bob and Walt get pissed off at each other and want to have surgery and get separated. What will happen when they do, and if they survive, will they like the way it is?
I feel Stuck On You is the one of the worst Farrelly Brother movies. I just think they have been going downhill for awhile. I like their first 4 movies, but after that; the movie choices they have done hasn’t been that great (This, Shallow Hal, Osmosis Jones). There is some sporadic funny things in this movie, but as the movie progresses, it just gets worst. But I laughed during certain lines, and scenes like the flashbacks to when the twins played every sport known to man. The one I cracked up the most at was seeing them box. The acting wasn’t really a problem with me, it was just the story and many jokes fell flat. Some of the jokes were pretty much the same thing, and it was usually about them being stuck together or what they were doing, even though they were stuck together. I felt the ending was absolutely, cringy-worthy bad. It was this musical number with Meryl Streep & Greg Kinnear and I couldn’t take it anymore that I had to fast forward. Man, not a way to end the movie. They should have done an Animal House style ending where it shows each character and what happened to them. That would have been better.
The extras were okay. There’s some deleted scenes or extended scenes, plus a funny blooper reel. The deleted scenes weren’t bad, but they weren’t great. I can see why they were cut because the movie was already long. I think the movie should have been an hour and half. Maybe the movie would have been better than. There’s 3 featurettes on the DVD, one is a highlight and interview of the Farrelly Brothers and their movies. It looks like it was just taken from other DVDs and put into one featurette. Eh. I liked the feature on how they stuck Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear together, and how all that was done. They had to go through this big process, and the use of prosthetics and I would have lost my mind if I went through that I think. So more power to ya guys! There’s also a 10-15 minute featurette of the making of the movie that was okay. There’s audio commentary on here but I didn’t get a chance to listen to it yet.
While the movie had some laughs, I felt it could have been a lot better with jokes. It also could have been a lot shorter, and the Farrelly Brothers should have taken out that shitty ending as well. There also wasn’t enough scenes with Eva Mendes in a bikini haha!
– Full-Length Audio Commentary by the Farrelly Brothers
– Deleted/Extended Scenes
– Blooper Reel
– 3 Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes: “It’s Funny”
– The Farrelly Formula “Stuck Together”
– Bringing Stuck On You to the Screen “Making It Stick”
– Makeup Effects of Stuck On You
– Theatrical Teaser, Trailers & More!
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Surround
Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Favorite Scenes: Anything with Eva Mendes, The sports flashbacks were hilarious
Rating: Rated PG-13
Running Time: 0 minutes