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Stuck On You Review


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Delicately splicing sentiment with sharp wit, Stuck On You follows the eclectic adventures of Walt (Greg Kinnear) and Bob (Matt Damon), conjoined brothers who are extremely distinct personalities. One wants to flip burgers in his hometown restaurant, while the other wants to take a shot at Hollywood after performing in community theater for a decade. With the inspired gusto that comes from refusing to let any challenge overtake you, the linked pair head out to Studioland so that Walt can at least take a shot at the big time before he looks too old to do so - as Bob was born with most of their liver, Walt's growth seems to physically surpass his.

While that's an easy excuse (and not the only contrivance) to get over the first aesthetics presented of the lead characters, Stuck On You intelligently concentrates on the relationship of the brothers throughout. Though multiple plot coincidences might be thrown in their path, their interaction is rewarding to watch as they progress through a parody of stardom due to their unique situation. No matter which of their needs the other is helping to fulfill, there is a basic, innate sense that the other half is just as important without overwhelming you with cheap, sentimental dialogue. When Walt's career is taking center focus, the quiet maturity of Bob's responses and questions is given just as much time to resonate.

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When Walt Tenor (Greg Kinnear) decides he wants to become an actor, he tries to convince his twin brother Bob (Matt Damon) -- his conjoined twin brother -- to move out to Hollywood with him by saying, "You could be my stunt double!"

Yes folks, "Stuck On You" is another cheeky comedy of good humor and questionable taste from the Farrelly Brothers ("Kingpin," "There's Something About Mary" and "Shallow Hal"), and yes, folks, they get a surprising amount of mileage out of jokes like that one -- rim-shot-quality punchlines given winkingly ironic sparkle by the wily writing-directing team's laughing-with-not-laughing-at sensibilities.

There's the scene in which Walt walks his shy sibling over to a pretty blonde in a bar, then takes over the seduction himself when Bob blows it -- and ends up bringing the girl home (Bob tries to ignore their moaning from the other side of a makeshift curtain). There's Walt's "one-man" stage show about Truman Capote, in which Bob tries to slouch as inconspicuously as possible behind Walt's back.

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Stuck on You Movie Review

Delicately splicing sentiment with sharp wit, Stuck On You follows the eclectic adventures of Walt...

Stuck On You Movie Review

Stuck On You Movie Review

When Walt Tenor (Greg Kinnear) decides he wants to become an actor, he tries to...

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