Buck were friends when they were kids. Buck is still a 11-year-old who desperately misses his friend and the sex-games they played. But Chuck is now a successful music producer and he has a fiance. Buck starts off a quest for love that will have to face up to reality.
This film is not currently playing on MUBI but 30 other great films are. See what’s now showing
Though at times so awkward and uncomfortable that you want to look away, this film was beautiful in its handling of childhood trauma, loneliness, obsession, and desperation for closure, while Mike White perfectly performs a characters whose aimlessness in life I could really relate to.
This will make you cringe a little (intentionally and not so) and is at times uncomfortable in a gentle way but it has merit and it is rather funny. It employs a simple shooting style that's executed well. At times it wears its Indie badge a little prominently and some character actions stretch credulity even when you accept the titular characters are as they are but overall it's a fun story.
The obsessions with dehumidifiers and blow pops are to me, by far, the most disturbing aspects of Buck. I find his obsessions to be in an odd way, very normal. He just acts on them in ways and goes to lengths that most of us wouldn't. One of independent cinemas great films about obsession. I don't really feel as if many people know about Chuck and Buck, too bad, it's great.