Weekend Watching: Chuck and Buck

The past isn’t always a happy place to visit and when Buck’s mother dies he’s thrown straight back into his adolescence. Seemingly naïve and innocent, Buck develops a fascination with old childhood friend Chuck that quickly turns into an obsession.


Chuck and Buck (2000) comes from the pen of Mike White (School of Rock) and it’s a low budget, but utterly compelling indie film. It did really well at Sundance back in 2000 with its quirky and unusual narrative. Continue reading “Weekend Watching: Chuck and Buck”

Weekend Watching: Grandma’s Boy

35-year-old video game designer Alex is kicked out of his apartment when his roommate neglects to pay the rent. Homeless and with few options, Alex moves in with his grandma and her two elderly friends.


Grandma’s Boy (2006) is a comedy produced by Adam Sandler’s production company Happy Madison that wouldn’t look out of place in the nineties. It contains his particular brand of humour and although the film isn’t particularly original or interesting there’s a comic edge that makes it worth watching. This is a stoner film on par with Harold and Kumar and although it shouldn’t, Grandma’s Boy elicits more than a few laughs. This comedy is mindless to say the least but as a stoner flick it kind of works. Continue reading “Weekend Watching: Grandma’s Boy”