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Stuck on You

Sweet, slapstick and crude humor.
  • Rated: PG-13
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Year: 2003
  • Running Time: 100 minutes

What parents need to know

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
Not applicable
Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Drinking and smoking.

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.

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?

QUALITY

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.

Families can talk 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?

Movie details

Theatrical release date:December 12, 2003
DVD/Streaming release date:April 27, 2004
Cast:Eva Mendes, Greg Kinnear, Matt Damon
Directors:Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
Genre:Comedy
Run time:100 minutes
MPAA rating:PG-13
MPAA explanation:crude and sexual humor, and some language

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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' friend, Rocket, has a role at the twins' burger joint. He's involved in a lot of jokes, where his character is involved, but the character, not his mental handicap comes to the forefront. This movie, Shallow Hal, and There's Something About Mary are all funny because we care about the characters. Real characters make real jokes. While outrageously funny, this film can be very touching. The acting is pitch perfect, especially Damon and Kinnear. This is a movie I could reccomend to anyone. Bad Santa is for the select filmgoer, but Stuck on You transcends all barriers.
Parent 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 children to see. *A man tells a woman the size of his pen*s.. *An older woman tells a man that her boyfriend went off to college. *A man talks about masturbating in privet and how it felt like sleeping next to a wet paint shaker. *A man is shown looking at a picture of his girlfriend about to touch himself. *A man and a woman make love behind a sheet but are covered. But you can still see the bed bouncing. *A man talks about how he did not get an erection (breif) --- Violence: *Two twins fight a bunch of people in a bar who make fun of them. They kick them and punch them but it is not overly violent. *A man falls down a few times because he is not use to being without his conjoined twin. *There are a few mild punches and joking fights throughout the film. *A woman screams at her manager and uses swears. --- Language: Cher drops the F-bomb very violently at her manager while screaming at him. These are all of the used words: F*cking, Sh*t, B*stard... and a little bit of other stuff. --- Drinking: *People have wine and a few drinks in bars but they drink with care and good behavior
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Adult Written byG3 April 9, 2008