Chuck & Buck Movie Review 2000

Information and Film Reviews for Chuck & Buck the Movie

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In the mood for a pseudo-comedy about a stalking homosexual idiot man-child? Buck (White), the childhood friend from hell, attempts to latch back onto former pal Chuck (Chris Weitz) after a reunion at the funeral of Buck's mother. Apparently, Chuck and Buck shared a furtive moment of experimental sexuality as kids, and Buck never advanced emotionally beyond this point. So when Chuck (who, being an adult, prefers being called Charles) and his fiancee Carlyn (Colt) casually invite Buck to their home in L.A., he drops everything in order to rekindle his imagined affair with the poor guy. After Chuck tells him to stay away, Buck writes and produces an uncomfortably transparent play titled "Hank & Frank" about their relationship, hiring a Chuck look-alike (Paul Weitz, brother of the lead) as his love interest. White manages to keep a sense of innocence in portraying Buck, but the overwhelming creepiness of the plot overrides any sense of subtlety in the performances.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Gays, Lesbians, Sex & Sexuality, Stalked!
Mike White
Mike White, Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Paul Sand, Beth Colt, Maya Rudolph, Mary Wigmore, Gino Buccola
Chuy Chavez
Miguel Arteta
Joey Waronker


Natl. Bd. of Review 2000: Support. Actress (Ontiveros).

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