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Chunk!
Release Date: March 24th
Weeks in release: 2
Days at #1: 3
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Budget: $71,500,000

directed by: Joel Coen
starring: Kathy Bates, John Goodman, Nick Stahl, Kirsten Dunst, Molly Shannon, Frances MacDormand, Steve Buscemi, Ellen Dow, Edie McClurg, Richard Simmons. 

written by: Chris Shue
Awards:

Seven nominations at the VP Choice Awards.

Best Actor in a Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Anim Film - Nick Stahl
Best Actress in a Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Anim Film - Kathy Bates 
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Anim Film - John Goodman
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Anim Film - Kirsten Dunst
Best Director in a Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Anim Film - Joel Coen
Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Family, Musical, Fantasy, or Animated Film with the Best Cast
Best Comedy or Romantic Comedy Film

Miscellany:
Number one film its first week of release.
Pitch was number one its dev group for week.
Number 15 its second week.
In and out of theaters during middle of Blurred's run.
week fri sat sun mon tue wed thurs total
1 21,333,134  9,421,130  11,826,525  18,816,365  14,638,446  11,911,000  13,575,978  $101,522,579 
2 5,931,636  8,022,295  5,931,636  1,382,373  4,869,254  6,230,278  6,264,754  $140,154,804 

Reviews

Film Night
The best and one of the worst things about this film are the characters. Firstly the worst bit. Steve Buscemi is totally wasted in such a small part. I would have liked to have seen a bit more of Buck Cracker (great name). The two uncast, internet buddies - Hotshot and Viper - got a bigger crack of the whip. - The best bit. Each and every one of them is hilariously ridiculous, especially Grandma Elvis, this character will surely go down in VP history as one of the most original characters ever. The plot goes a bit haywire and over ridiculous, but never in a cheesy way. You kind of get the feeling that you are being dragged along a bit quicker than you would like, but you never get too far left behind. The comedy is outstanding - corny songs - bible bashing beauty consultants - doped to the eyeballs neighbours - crazy computer nerds - fast food freaks - the list just goes on and on. It was a bit of a wait before this was finished but it was more than worth the wait. Suburban films have certainly proved again that they are a force to be reckoned with.




C O N T A C T

All story ideas and design Chris Shue, 2000. All Rights Reserved.