Stuck in Love (2012)
Running Time: 97 minutes
Directed by: Josh Boone
Starring: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff
Stuck in Love is a film that follows the Borgens family. William (Kinnear) a famous author had been spying on his ex-wife, Erica (Connelly) who had left him 3 years ago. During which Bill is also trying to raise his children, Samantha (Collins) and Rusty (Wolff). Samantha who is determined to avoid love at all costs is publishing her first novel while Rusty, an aspiring author and lover of Stephen King books is on his way to gain life experiences. This story tells the tale of a family who have lost and found love during the course of a year.
I was surprised by the intellect and the magnetism of the storyline. At first it seemed like a straightforward and simple romance movie, but as the movie progresses, it reminded me of the likes of Perks of Being a Wallflower and The Holiday. It definitely brought out the realistic side of a broken family, and how people fall in and out of love with each other. Every character has its own flaws and these were all highlighted as the story progresses. The ensemble cast delivered authentic and convincing performances. The chemistry between the lead actors was spot-on which made it easier to believe the storylines between them.
Overall, it’s a romantic drama that shouldn’t be missed. Recommended for those who are either realists or hopeless romantics at heart.
Rating: 7 out of 10