Chuck & Buck

Chuck & Buck

Director: Miguel Arteta

Cast: Miguel Arteta, Mike White, Chris Weitz, Lupe Ontiveros

     
 

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/actorSee more details below

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Gregory Baird
A coming-of-age story gets a few new wrinkles in this offbeat comedy directed by Miguel Arteta (Star Maps) and written by Mike White. White plays the lead, Buck, a 20-something misfit who never managed to leave the nest. When his mother dies, Buck moves to L.A. to pursue a relationship with his long-lost best friend from childhood, Chuck (American Pie co-producer Chris Weitz). At times the story is pleasantly quirky, finding plenty of humor in the lollipop-sucking demeanor of someone who simply never grew up. But there's an edge here, too: Buck does more than just pursue Chuck, he stalks him. And the fairy-tale childhood memories they share seem to gloss over aspects of their relationship that were more profound. White steals the show here, as his facial expressions alone conjure up all the joys, fears, and agonies of childhood. Weitz's Chuck makes a fascinating foil for the child-man, as he goes from being merely embarrassed by Buck to being completely unnerved by him. In the end, Chuck & Buck is about a search for emotional closure, and while the catharsis it ultimately provides for these two friends may be unusual, it is also unexpectedly uplifting.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/19/2000
UPC:
0012236113560
Original Release:
2000
Rating:
R
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[stereo]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
56,731

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

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mike White Buck
Chris Weitz Chuck
Lupe Ontiveros Beverly
Beth Colt Carlyn
Paul Weitz Sam
Maya Rudolph Jamila
Mary Wigmore Diane
Paul Sand Barry

Technical Credits
Miguel Arteta Director
Jeff Betancourt Editor
Chuy Chavez Cinematographer
Beth Colt Co-producer
Renee Davenport Production Designer
Matthew Greenfield Producer
Jason Kliot Executive Producer
Yehuda Maayan Sound/Sound Designer
Tony Maxwell Score Composer
Tony Maxwell Score Composer
Elaine Montalvo Costumes/Costume Designer
Joana Vicente Executive Producer
Joey Waronker Score Composer
Mike White Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1
0. Scene Index
1. Chuck & Buck [3:46]
2. Reacquainted [3:03]
3. Fond Memories [3:24]
4. A Move to L.A. [2:23]
5. Visiting Chuck at Work [3:32]
6. Surprise Encounter [3:21]
7. Party for a Promotion [2:40]
8. Chidhood Stories [2:32]
9. Penning a Play [3:27]
10. A Director Is Hired [3:17]
11. A Businessman for Real [4:08]
12. A Gift for Chuck [2:32]
13. "Wanna Play a Game?" [2:32]
14. Auditions [2:14]
15. Casting the Play [3:42]
16. Rejected [2:29]
17. Analysis of the Play [2:52]
18. Anger Without Yelling [1:54]
19. Top Secret Stuff [3:26]
20. A Friendly Face [5:03]
21. The Play Debuts [3:00]
22. Hank and Frank [2:16]
23. Speechless [1:56]
24. New Friend [1:52]
25. "Create Something New" [2:01]
26. A Proposal [4:30]
27. One Night Together [3:23]
28. Time to Grow Up [3:01]
29. Needing Love [2:32]
30. Starting a New Life [3:00]
31. A Brand-new Start [3:40]
32. End Credits [1:57]

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