Following the outrageous comedies THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY, SHALLOW HAL, and DUMB AND DUMBER, the Farrelly brothers present yet another humorous romp with STUCK ON YOU. This time around a couple of conjoined twins (Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon) are the focus, and this premise provides for a relentless string of clever, absurd, and always-fresh jokes. Bob (Damon) and Walt (Kinnear) are living happy lives, perfectly content to be joined by a patch of skin that extends from armpit to hip and allows them to share a liver. Though they must do everything in tandem, they are best friends and treat each other as individuals with separate lives. Living on Martha's Vineyard, Bob (Damon) owns a popular local diner where he and Walt work as incredibly fast-moving short-order cooks with all four hands in perfect sync flipping burgers and slicing vegetables--this is one of the best gags in the film. However, as the brothers are shown playing hockey, fighting kung-fu style, cruising for babes in a bar, and taking on basically any other feat imaginable, the laughs only get better. Trouble comes when suave, confident Walt decides to pursue a Hollywood acting career, and Bob's stage fright, panic attacks, and shyness present a personality clash. Nonetheless, they get to meet Meryl Streep, they land a starring role in a television show with Cher, and they find some nice girlfriends. The Farellys keep their signature gross-out humor to a minimum with this likeable film, and provide some truly great, easily digestible physical comedy.
- Edition: Full Screen
- Number of Discs: 1
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
- Film Country: USA
- UPC: 024543117490
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"...STUCK ON YOU has a fractured fairy-tale charm..."
Entertainment Weekly - Owen Gleiberman (12/19/2003)
"Damon and Kinnear give winning codependent performances, with Damon playing boyishly bashful to Kinnear's faux worldliness."
Los Angeles Times - Manohla Dargis (12/12/2003)
"The movie is funny, but also kind-hearted."
Chicago Sun-Times - Roger Ebert (12/12/2003)
"The situations often are hilarious."
USA Today - Claudia Puig (12/12/2003)
"Chewy....Walt's gargantuan optimism gives the movie a soul."
New York Times - Elvis Mitchell (12/12/2003)