The Foxlight: Weekend Movies

"Stuck on You" doesn't stick, "Something's Gotta Give" gives good laughs and "Love Doesn't Cost a Thing" not worth your money in today's Foxlight.

It took up to 12 hours to connect Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear for some of the scenes in the supposed comedy "Stuck On You." (search) It may take audiences less than 12 seconds to forget most of the jokes. There are a few, but on the whole two heads are not funnier than one. What tries to be "Dumb and Dumber Attached to the Hip" just isn't hip enough -- except for one hilarious Robert Evans Hollywood insider joke that no one in the theater will get. Even critics who like the film don't know what Damon and Kinnear are doing in this thing.

Much funnier in a slyer way is "Something's Gotta Give." (search) It's a little ditty about Jack and Diane -- that's Nicholson and Keaton. Men everywhere will fall in love with Keaton all over again. This is the best thing she's done since "Annie Hall." Her crying scene is a scream. And she blows Jack off the screen in a few scenes and that's not an easy undertaking. Even Keanu Reeves is acting in this thing.

Finally, I sort of liked "Love Doesn't Cost a Thing" (search) when it first came out and was called "Can't Buy Me Love" with Patrick Dempsey. This tepid remake of a just OK movie now with a black cast proves mediocre. Steve Harvey deserves better. He's gone from "Kings of Comedy" to one of it's overburdened subjects. Storm the castle for a better script, Steve.