Chuck & Buck (2000) - Comedy, Drama

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An oddly naive man-child stalks his childhood best friend and tries to reconnect with their past.

IMDB: 6.5
Director: Miguel Arteta
Stars: Mike White, Chris Weitz
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 18 out of 138 found boring (13.04%)

One-line Reviews (67)

The movie creeps along kind of slowly at times, but its worth watching the friends new relationship develop.

This film immediately is intriguing.

The acting is oddly compelling, and the story line is very funny.

The story was quite entertaining and I enjoyed not knowing what the hell it was about before watching it.

White is a master of the slowly paced, peculiar worlds of slow peculiar characters.

This alone makes the film worth watching.

I thought it was pretty good but a little boring.

It's the kind of film that wasn't necessarily entertaining for me, but undoubtedly intriguing and thought-provoking.

Entertaining look at the stages of life .

He is a mundane Charlie Kaufman- a surreal screenwriter who focuses on the depravity of lower castes in American society.

Because of his special circumstances, his progress in life is anything but predictable or formulaic.

As I was watching "Chuck & Buck" for the first time, I had NO idea that I would come to care about the theater-owner as much as I would, and it was fascinating to see how Buck's play would play such a positive role in her life.

However, Buck is a lot creepier than Rupert Pupkin is, and probably would benefit from intense psychiatric counseling.

I rented this on Christmas Eve because I was bored and wanted to see an interesting movie.

This is Arteta's second film, his first being the oddly compelling "Star Maps".

The plot is predictable, the main characters extremely unlikable, the situations uncomfortable and depressing and it has a totally unbelievable ending.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

Very good films have been made on quite small budgets- "Following" by Christopher Nolan was made on $6000 and was thoroughly enjoyable, and some classics immediately spring to mind, such as Godard's "Breathless" or Lynch's "Eraserhead.

Chuck and Buck is also a fascinating study about how differently and at what paces people develop and mature.

Compelling, with obvious flaws.

Well-shot, well-edited (I was on the edge of my seat for the entire picture).

Boring, depressing, predictable .

Perhaps some might find him/her clever for the "social statement" made in such a reproduction, or comment on the artist's "bravery" in engaging the subject matter so "honestly.

Uncomfortable, disturbing, riveting, not for all tastes.

Up until that point, however, the story was very intriguing and the characters incredibly well-fleshed out.

And for the most part the film is highly entertaining – it's never really as funny or as disturbing as it could be, but it's still highly enjoyable.

It deals with a character who has been emotionally stunted from a very early age and has to deal with his confusion over sexual identity.

Although the film has its moments they're few and far between simply because the story is so boring.

an odd and compelling gem of a movie.

Its fun, its at many times really funny, and its entertaining.

I'd put off seeing it for quite a while, but I'd highly recommend it...

It is a waste of time and money.

It certainly was interesting and different; enjoyable to my artistic senses.

It will be exciting to see where his career goes from here.

i've seen college films better done and more entertaining than this!

One of the worst movies ever made.

Overall, it's a genre-bending film that, while bizarre and creepy in its story and character development, keeps you watching because it's strangely intriguing.

Just be thankful Mike White produced such a uniquely original script with a bevy of intriguing characters that make this film entertaining and thought-provoking -- no matter what those thoughts may be.

But if he keeps making these small, intriguing films, it'll be O.

I can see why people might think that this movie is long and boring and dull.

Especially enjoyable was Lupe Oniveros as the theater manager who befriends Buck (she is given some of the best lines).

Chuck's wife seemed nice but boring; and Chuck and Buck were just boring.

This is a thrilling tale, and it is difficult to see it as the comedy that IMDb has labeled.

Highly enjoyable, terrific look at the sometimes difficult transition between childhood and adulthood.

-------- Oh and, Lupe deserves a supporting actress nod -- she was stunning.

Instead we get treated to a very boring and redundant story that doesn't go anywhere after the first 15 minutes of the movie.

Intriguing characters and a carefully crafted sound track make "Chuck and Buck" a memorable film.

I genuinely shocked me in a couple of moments but it was more about the use of language in an unexpected way which was in itself something I hadn't experienced for a while in a film.

Entertaining Study of the Human Psyche.

To this day I still find it fascinating how "Chuck & Buck" made me feel.

Much of the set and production design has been contrived to reinforce the idea of Buck's pathological arrested development.

hollywood usually bores me.

" Rarely have I experienced a movie that makes me feel so uncomfortable watching - horror movies have the typical shock value, thrillers will give you the suspenseful moments...

This is one of the most boring, dull, and worthless movies I've ever seen.

Stalking isn't funny, slow(-), not amusing(-), very creepy(+), amateurish(-) .

fascinating movie that avoids predictability .

An absolutely wonderful film, intriguing and revealing.

Very sad, not at all funny, and pointless .

Using what often what appears to be a hand held video camera to shoot this enactment, the makers have done an engrossing job of expressing some very mature observations on the human condition.

Either way, a waste of talent, time, actors, and videotape.

" Don't waste your time on this.

With the exception of its totally artsy-fartsy resolution, nowhere else in this flick does it hit a false note when presenting the two lead characters, warts and all.

That entire subplot was a completely unexpected miracle for Buck and for me as the viewer.

But highly entertaining.

One of the worst movies .

Unsettling, but Worth the Watch.....

If you find it boring or shocking, or objectionable, then all I can say is go rent Forrest Gump - you'll find it much more "on your level" and less intellectually challenging.