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Stuck on You DVD Review

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    Stuck on You – Released 3rd May

    Stuck on You is the latest film from the Farrelly brothers, the team whose trademark gross-out style is behind such memorable comedies as There’s Something About Mary, and Dumb and Dumber.

    The basic premise of the film is nothing if not original – Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear play a pair of conjoined twins who run a burger joint in the Martha’s Vineyard area of New England. Despite their obvious handicap, both twins are determined to live out their very different lives to the full and so move to Hollywood to give Greg Kinnear’s character a shot at fulfilling his dream of becoming a professional actor. Once there, the brothers’ experiences result in a re-examination of their relationship, and the inevitable reflection that perhaps they are holding each other back.

    Amongst the supporting cast is Cher, who by playing herself clearly demonstrates the ability not to take herself too seriously, and Eva Mendes who despite having little to do during the film always looks fantastic doing it.

    This film has many of the touches that made the Farrelly’s previous outings so enjoyable. Although perhaps there are fewer genuine laugh out loud moments, the film is more consistently funny with both of the leads playing off each other very well (something that is essential for a film like this to work). The basic premise of this film does provide the basis for the majority of the gags, which towards the end does begin to wear a little thin, but as an entertaining if somewhat brainless comedy this film is certainly to be recommended.

    Picture

    As you would expect from such a recent film, the quality of the picture is clean and free from any dirt or scratches. Colours are vibrant and blacks are deep and free from any artefacts. Apart from a small amount of edge enhancement, the picture quality is of a consistently high standard.

    Sound

    This disc comes with both Dolby Digital and DTS 5.1 soundtracks – nice to see although in this case, there is little noticeable difference between the two. Both tracks are perfectly acceptable in that they carry good clear dialogue and the music is well presented, but this is not the film for enveloping surround effects and there is little real use of the rear speakers. Clearly those looking for a demo disk to show off their home cinema systems should look elsewhere, but for a film of this type this is a solid effort.
     

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