Stuck on You

Stuck on YouCast:
Matt Damon as Bob Tenor
Greg Kinnear as Walt Tenor
Eva Mendes as April
Wen Yann Shih as May
Pat Crawford Brown as Mimmy
Ray ‘Rocket’ Valliere as Rocket
Tommy Songin as Tommy
Terence Bernie Hines as Moe
Cher as herself
Meryl Streep as herself
Jackie Flynn as Howard
Seymour Cassel as Morty O’Reilly
Griffin Dunne as himself
Bridget Tobin as Vineyard cutie
Danny Murphy as Dickie
Malcolm G Chace Jr as Vineyard buddie

Summary:
The Farrelly Brothers ditch the laughs for heart in this tale that explores both the physical and mental aspects of a brotherly bond. The result is a comedy that is short on laughs and often too long on sentimentality.

Story:
Stuck On You follows the lives of Bob and Walt Tenor – conjoined twins who have their own everything but are joined at the hip because they share a liver. They use their unique gift in the means to gain acceptance and live as normal as possible within everyday life. Everything is going good, until Walt follows his dreams of making it as a Hollywood actor and persuades a hesitant Bob to go along for the ride. Hollywood may never be the same as Bob and Walt find fame, love and a new outlook on the unusual but inseparable bond.

Stuck On You is rated PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, and some language.

What Worked:
Stuck On You is an enjoyable film full of quirky characters that are worthy of your affections. Damon and Kinnear are very entertaining as the bonded brothers. The supporting cast – which includes Oscar winners Cher and Meryl Streep – are strong as well, however the brothers are the center of attention. Some of the more inventive ways to two have to go about living their lives make for some of the funnier episodes in the movie – like when one is having sex or they both have to fight a gang of bullies.

What Didn’t Work:
Stuck On You is billed as a Farrelly Brothers comedy, but I would contend that if you are going to see this movie based on that, you’ll likely come away disappointed. Not to say there are no laughs in Stuck On You, but those that are there are fleeting and usually bookended by more sentimental moments. I’d bet most of this movie takes on some autobiographic tones for the Farrellys. While not joined by a single liver, I’m sure the team-like nature of their lives and careers has made it seem like they are conjoined at times.
The ending also was a bit flaky. To be expected maybe, but it just went on too long. It looked tacked on just so there could be a musical number in the film.

In all, Stuck On You has heart, but that is not why most go see a Farrelly Brothers movie. Go see it if you’re a fan of Damon and/or Kinnear. If not, this is probably a rental.

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