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Odd, weird, a bit creepy, and sad, but that's ok,
This review is from: Chuck And Buck [DVD]  (DVD)
An enjoyable low-fi film with excellent acting by the lead (Mike White who plays Buck in what I understand was his first feature film). Although Buck is without doubt a creepy character his sweet, childlike, and essentially innocent nature, ensures he garners the viewer's sympathy throughout most of the story (although you wouldn't want him baby sitting your kids!). Some funny moments ensue particularly leading up to the amateur play Buck puts on with his sympathetic and charming mother substitute Beverly, and there are lots of cringeworthy awkward situations, although thankfully the film never spills over into predictable violence or abuse (despite ample opportunity) and is sensitively handled throughout.
Like alot of these types of stories one does question what would you do if you were Chuck (and for me his reactions are very believable up until the final scenes where Chuck decides to resort to unexpected measures and the story loses some credibility; the attempted satisfactory ending also seemed a bit forced and hence a "Star" is docked). A mention too for some excellent music including tracks from The Penguin Cafe Orchestra.