Sunday, September 29, 2013

Chuck & Buck



2000 American Feature

Cast: Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros, Beth Colt, Paul Weitz, Maya Rudolph, Mary Wigmore and Paul Sand
Director: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Mike White

Synopsis:
Buck, an oddly naïve man-child, stalks his childhood best friend Chuck and tries to reconnect with their past.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 85% / Audience: 61%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 76% / Audience: 7.4%
  • OMG rating: 8/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature - Under $500,000; also nominated for Best Director, Screenplay, Supporting Female (Ontiveros) and Debut Performance (White).
  • National Board of Review Awards for Best Supporting Actress (Ontiveros) and Special Recognition.

Notes/Trivia:
  • The title is a reference to Chuck Buk, the nickname that poet Charles Bukowski was known as in literary circles.
  • Co-stars Chris and Paul Weitz are brothers, best known for their films American Pie and About a Boy.

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