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Chuck & Buck

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Chuck & Buck

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
95 minutes
Limited Release Date:
07/14/00
performer:
Chris Weitz, Mike White (Director), Beth Colt, Lupe Ontiveros, Maya Rudolph, Paul Weitz
director:
Miguel Arteta
Producers:
Blow Up Pictures, Flan de Coco Films, Toga Productions
distributor:
Artisan Entertainment
author:
Mike White (Director)
genre:
Drama, Comedy

We gave it a B

Screenwriter and costar Mike White brings an unsettling combination of puppylike eagerness and infantile wiles to his Chuck & Buck role as the developmentally arrested Buck, a young man whose obsession with his childhood best friend, Chuck (Weitz), is equal parts sunny nostalgia and erotic compulsion. This indie oddball’s prickly humor flies under the laugh-out-loud radar, but its psychosexual anxiety resonates long after the too-pat ending. B

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