1983 / Director. Lloyd Kaufman. Michael Herz.
Review by Glenn Cochrane.
In the late 70s and early 80s, before they forged a reputation for violent schlock horror movies, Troma got their start with a series of sex comedies. This was an era where raunchy comedies were dominating cinema screens and teens couldn't get enough of them. The Troma brand of sex-com was more of the screwball variety and the best of them, in my opinion, was STUCK ON YOU! The movie's premise has a husband and wife going through a palimony proceedings in the family court and in an attempt at mediation the presiding judge asks them to recount their relationship. The result is a weird, wild and slapstick romp that's full of sketches covering all things from Adam & Eve, Atilla The Hun, Napoleon and King Arthur... don't ask me how these things relate... just see it. The film is something to behold. In a sordid mix of Mel Brooks's HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1 and THE KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE Troma made a comedy that was ahead of its time, under-appreciated and actually quite genius. The comedy is well written and while most of the jokes are blatant and gratuitous, there's an equal measure of subtlety that will elude a lot of people. I revisit this fantastic cult comedy every few years and it resonates more each time. STUCK ON YOU is cram-packed full of boobs, farts, chickens and great one liners (the "hunting at Woolworths" gag is a beauty). This is early Troma gold and if you love farcical comedies then definitely check it out. Troma released the entire film, along with many others, on their YouTube channel. You can watch the whole movie below.