Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear and Eva Mendes
Directed by: The Farrelly Bros.
Written by: Charles B. Wessler/screenplay by The Farrelly
a well known fact the Farrelly Brothers, Bobby and Peter, enjoy
stretching the crevices of our little imaginative minds...we watch
gleefully as two half-wits traveled across country in a dog shaped
van in Dumb and Dumber...we enjoyed learning about new
homemade, environmentally respective, hair products in Something
About Mary and we were taught a lesson in psychology/split
personality syndromes thanks to Mr. Jim Carrey's professorialish
skills in Me, Myself and Irene. There have been others
- but hardly worth mentioning - they just muddy up the respect...
here's another one that's gonna blur your laughtickle vision but
good. Stuck On You just isn't funny. The premise? Hilarious.
The Cast? Wonderful. But alas the film, as absurd as it is, just
flounders like a right fielder in a pivotal Red Sox game. Yechi
Conjoined twins Walt and Bo (Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon)
live a happy, semi-normal, life on Martha's Vineyard. But Walt,
after years of "one man shows," decides his thespianism
is uncurable and he's destined to be a star. He and convinces
his brother - who is permanently attached at the waist, so naturally
he'd have to - he needs to give the footlights a genuine try.
They should move to the land of actors Los Angeles so he can persue
the magic of circumstance, being in the right place at the right
time and of course, the script, the brothers end up on a television
show with Cher within the first week of arrival.
(yes, the real Cher) isn't exactly the welcome waggon of primetime
TV - she's attempting to actually sabotage a sticky contractual
obligation she's tied to for a half-ass drama. The show couldn't...wouldn't...last
with a half ass actor with a human appendage beside him. Or would
show's a success - natch - but the (apparently blind) press gets
the "news" tipped off to them about the hot new
star, Walt. Extra! Extra! Walt's really a Siamese twin! Oh pah-lease
gimme a friggin' break already!
brother Bo, has his own little life faux pas
met his pen pal love and now must figure out how to mention his
special condition. Bo never mentioned he even had a brother, let
alone the brother's part of the big picture - all the time.
laughs - that are still not that funny - characters that are way
too "Komedy With a Kapital K" typical and a volleying
personality on the part of Walt (sometimes he's razor quick other
times he's as naïve and oblivious as Jessica Simpson) make
the film almost unbearable within an hour.
Poor handsome Greg Kinnear. I do so pain having to bash this crappitini
festival of mediocre celluloid that ultimately careens into The
Land of Hallmark Cards. But this is his first horrid showing.
Actually he's not horrid, just all the dialog he's swimming
in and the scenes around him are...
Matt Damon does a natural job as the good-hearted brother. But
even his horse-sized pearly whites can't save this one.
speaking? The brothers Farrelly get one more clunkerclackingsnoozlebomb
before they're off my list
I don't think even the American
Pie trilogy experts are gonna giggle at this one. Save your
Recommendation: Cheeseburgers and rootbeer.