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Chuck & Buck (2000)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  17 November 2000 (UK)
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An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

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Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of Romper Room, kindergarten collages, and lollipops. When his mother dies suddenly, Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck treks out to Los Angeles where Chuck, an up-and-coming music record executive, is living his life. Buck ends up developing an obsession with Chuck and begins stalking him. Written by monkeykingma

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$250,000 (estimated)

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$72,831 (USA) (14 July 2000)

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$1,050,600 (USA) (29 September 2000)
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When Chuck turns to the TV in his office and claims to have signed the band whose video is playing, the TV is showing They Might be Giants playing their song "Dr. Worm". See more »

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The secretary says Chuck's office is on the sixth floor, but when Buck goes up to meet him he is on the third floor (look at the elevator doors when Buck changes his mind and leaves). See more »

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Beverly Franco: Listen, about the script... I see it as a love story between Hank and Frank.
Buck O'Brien: You do?
Beverly Franco: Yeah. Don't you? It's like a homoerotic misogynistic love story.
Buck O'Brien: Oh. Well, it is what it is. I don't know. I mean, I wanted to write something like... like the kind of things me and my friend used to do.
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Freedom of the Heart
Written by Gwendolyn Sanford
Performed by Gwendolyn Sanford, Smokey Hormel and Joey Waronker
Produced by Joey Waronker
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Original story and vision--but it's designed to be irritating (and at that it succeeds)
21 May 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

"Chuck & Buck" is something a little different, and that's always a plus, but from the overly-giddy music to the brackish photography--with the camera always pulled in too close to the actors' faces--it's rather an obnoxious combination of sentiment and off-putting drama (it seems designed to be these things intentionally). Childhood friends are reunited years later at a funeral, but while Charlie is now a corporate businessman in Los Angeles, Buck is a lollipop-sucking, simple-minded child in a man's body (with homosexual leanings). The leading actors (Chris Weitz, a Christopher Reeve lookalike, as Charlie and Mike White in the more showy role of Buck) are both good, yet the structure of this story (man innocently stalking man) makes one uncomfortable. There are funny scenes and quirky details in Mike White's screenplay (such as the way strangers initially respond positively to Buck), but the overall effect is queasy. ** from ****


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