Stuck on You

December 12th, 2003







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Plot
Conjoined twins from Martha's Vineyard move to Los Angeles so that one of them can pursue an acting career.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.8/10 (28,477 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director: Bobby Farrelly

Stars: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Eva Mendes

Storyline
Bob and Walt Tenor are twin brothers, who not only share a passion for life, but also a liver. Thanks to their teamwork, being conjoined twins is not a handicap to them. But, when Walt's dreams of stardom of acting on the screen and Bob's shyness clashes, they both begin to fall out. This doesn't help when Bob's Internet girl arrives in town, unaware of their handicap, and when Walt gains his own TV show with Cher.

Writers: Charles B. Wessler, Bennett Yellin

Cast:
Matt Damon - Bob Tenor
Greg Kinnear - Walt Tenor
Eva Mendes - April Mercedes
Wen Yann Shih - May
Pat Crawford Brown - Mimmy
Ray 'Rocket' Valliere - Rocket
Tommy Songin - Tommy
Terence Bernie Hines - Moe
Cher - Cher / Honey
Jackie Flynn - Howard
Seymour Cassel - Morty O'Reilly
Griffin Dunne - Griffin Dunne
Bridget Tobin - Vineyard Cutie
Danny Murphy - Dicky
Malcolm G. Chace Jr. - Vineyard Buddie

Taglines: Brothers. Best Friends. Twins. (Joined at the waist by 9 inches of flesh).



Details

Official Website: Fox France [France] | Fox [South Korea] |

Release Date: 12 December 2003

Filming Locations: Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $55,000,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $9,411,055 (USA) (14 December 2003) (3003 Screens)

Gross: $33,828,318 (USA) (14 March 2004)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Bobby Farrelly is one of the brothers in goalie pads during the hockey scene.

Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: While it's true that in real life Bob and Walt cannot possibly be conjoined twins because they are not identical, this movie is a comedy and the filmmakers obviously chose two actors who look nothing alike as a joke. They also give a "half-baked" explanation (regarding the liver) as to why they look different.

Quotes:
[Walt and Bob are considering separation]
Walt: Think about it. You'll be able to read a book alone, play golf by yourself,
[whispering]
Walt: masturbate in private like the good Lord intended.
Bob: What are you talking about?
Walt: Oh, please, last night it was like trying to sleep next to a paint-shaker.



User Review

A wonderful film -- what cinema is made for. But badly mis-marketed.

Rating: 9/10

I went into the cinema with friends and said: "It's a Farrelly Brothers film; you can guess the level of humour." There's Something About Mary I love, but let's face it -- the humour is quite crass, even if the movie does have some heart. So I expected another movie with jokes in bad taste, and lots of humour at the expense of conjoined twins. At least this is how the film has marketed it. However, it couldn't be further from the truth. What has been marketed is quite different to what the film is about.

Whilst the film does have humour -- some movements hilariously funny -- this film is at heart a light drama. And this is by certainly no means a bad thing. When I expected low-IQ humour, what I got was just a really engrossing tale of two brothers who just happen to be conjoined. The chemistry between Damon and Kinnear is just perfect, and the relationship between the brothers (no doubt written from experience by the Farrelly Brothers) was wonderful.

Fox's marketing treatment of the film is appalling. In the trailer, Matt Damon's character says: "We're not Siamese, we're American," and the trailer plays it like he is stupid. Whereas in fact, when watching the film, the context is very different -- he's reacting with indignation, and in defence of their conjoined nature. This is indicative of the entire film. Never is their conjoined-nature used for humour in a bad way.

Throw away what you've seen in the trailers, or what you think the film is about. Go and see this movie that has its heart so very much in the right place -- a great antidote to so many Hollywood films that have the soul of a stone. I don't normally get sentimental with films. I'm the type of viewer that laughs when Jack dies at the end of Titanic. But I went away from Stuck On You knowing I'd seen a very special film indeed. Highly recommended.









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