Stuck on You

Movie review by
Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
Stuck on You Movie Poster Image
Sweet, slapstick and crude humor.
  • PG-13
  • 2003
  • 100 minutes

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+
Based on 3 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

Although a theme of the movie is tolerance, the word "fag" is used as an affectionate insult to someone who is not gay. Crude humor.

Violence

Fighting. Comic peril.

Sex

Sexual references and situations, very explicit for a PG-13.

Language

Extremely strong language for a PG-13.

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Drinking and smoking.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this movie has material that would certainly have received an R rating if it hadn't been in a comedy. Characters use very strong language (several "s--t"s), and there are very explicit sexual references and (off-camera) situations, including pornography and a description of masturbation. Characters drink and smoke, and one gets drunk. There's comic peril and fighting. Although a theme of the movie is tolerance, the word "fag" is used as an affectionate insult to someone who is not gay.

User Reviews

Adult Written byMusic/Movies January 20, 2013

Sex: 6/10 - Violence 4/10 - Language 9/10 - Drinking 1/10

Sex: *A woman in her 50s sleeps with a teenager in highschool. *A man kisses and cuddles with his girlfriend in a few scenes but nothing that is bad for childre... Continue reading
Adult Written bygavin m. jackson April 9, 2008

Hilarious and sweet

The Farrelly Brothers are one of the few filmmakers who give actual characters to mentally and physically challenged people. For example, the Farellys' fr... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written byLoey Bear March 5, 2017

Completely inappropriate and an awful movie... no comedy.

Awful movie don't bother. NOT FOR CHILDREN AT ALL!!!
Teen, 14 years old Written byhorselover326 April 9, 2008

suprisingly sweet

This movie was ok. I thought it was going to be pretty stupid but it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it was. I'd give it two and a half stars. It wa... Continue reading

What's the story?

STUCK ON YOU centers on Bob (Matt Damon) and Walt (Greg Kinnear) Tenor, conjoined twins who own a small restaurant on Martha's Vineyard. Bob is the shy one who is carrying on an email romance with a girl in California. Walt is the outgoing ladies' man who wants to be an actor. Following a triumph in his production of "Tru," the one-man show about Truman Capote, he tells Bob he wants to go to Los Angeles to try to make it as an actor. Soon they are installed in the Rising Star apartments and Walt is meeting with agents and going on auditions. They run into a couple of celebrities, including Cher and Meryl Streep. Cher decides that the best thing she can do to get out of a contract to star in an idiotic television series about a lawyer/investigator team called "Honey and the Beeze," is to exercise her right to select her leading man by insisting on Walt. Meanwhile, Bob has finally met his email-pal in person, but has kept the special nature of his relationship with Walt a secret.

Is it any good?

The Farrelly brothers shifted the mix a bit with this movie; there's still plenty of outrageous physical humor, but with more sweetness than slapstick, and even a new element -- subtlety. Okay, someone's head slams into a post before the credit sequence is over. And many of the jokes come from the challenges of the main characters' physical condition. But some of the funniest moments come from off in the corners of the frame including sly, even understated, satire about show business.

Damon and Kinnear give full-scale performances and make their characters both hilarious and touching. The way the brothers support each other physically and emotionally is a delight. Eva Mendes is adorable as the starlet whose reaction to finding them joined at the abdomen is to ask where they had it done. Whatever "work" Cher has had done has removed some of the expression from her face, but she is game and seems to enjoy spoofing her diva image. Streep is just a hoot, especially in her last scene. Be sure to watch through the end credits for a moving speech by one of the disabled actors who appears in the movie, describing what the experience has meant to him.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about why this story might have special appeal to a team of film-makers who are brothers. What are the ways that Walt and Bob support each other?

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