Chuck & Buck [DVD] [2000]

Miguel Arteta's Chuck & Buck comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.77:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Arteta and screenwriter/actor Mike White, deleted scenes with optional commentary, a making-of featurette, production notes, and the theatrical trailer. This is an excellent release from from Artisan.
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Overview

Special Features

  • Commentary with director Miguel Arteta and writer/actor Mike White
  • Deleted scenes with director and writer commentary
  • An insiders view with director's assistant Ruben Fleischer and key grip Doug Kieffer
  • 16:9 widescreen version
  • 2.0 Dolby Surround audio
  • "The games we used to play"
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Cast and crew information
  • Production notes
  • Digitally mastered
  • Scene access
  • Interactive menus

Synopsis

Chuck & Buck
Following his critically acclaimed Star Maps, Miguel Arteta directs this perverse Odd Couple-esque comedy drama. Childhood best buddies Chuck and Buck are reunited after 18 years during the funeral of the latter's mother. Chuck (Chris Weitz who also produced American Pie (1999)) is a button-down movie executive with a gorgeous blond fiancée, Carlyn (Beth Colt). By contrast, the intervening years do not seem to have matured Buck (Mike White) in the slightest -- he still plays with children's toys, throws bawling temper tantrums, and seems to be utterly at a loss at what to do after his mother's death. During the funeral, Buck greets his old friend with an oblivious joy that is hardly appropriate to the setting. Clearly expecting that the friendship will continue where it left off back during the Carter administration, Buck seems confused and sullen in the presence of Carlyn, a yucky girl. This jealousy turns more unnerving when, in midst of a brotherly hug, Buck makes a clumsy grope for Chuck's manhood. Disturbed and embarrassed, Chuck quickly leaves, but not before Carlyn politely suggests that Buck "visit us in L.A. sometime." Buck leaps at the chance and soon is packing up for California. He quickly degenerates from a silly, though pathetic annoyance to a lollipop-sucking stalker. Buck's bizarre attempts to renew his bond with Chuck and to consummate their relationship puts Chuck increasingly on edge and confronts the affluent yuppie with a past he'd just as soon forget. Chuck & Buck was one of the most talked about films at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Mike White
    Mike White - Buck
  • Chris Weitz
    Chris Weitz - Chuck
  • Lupe Ontiveros
    Lupe Ontiveros - Beverly
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    Beth Colt - Carlyn
  • Paul Weitz
    Paul Weitz - Sam
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