Rosie and Alex have been best friends since they were 5, so they couldn't possibly be right for one another...or could they? When it comes to love, life and making the right choices, these two are their own worst enemies.
George, a lonely and fatalistic teen who has made it all the way to his senior year without ever having done a real day of work, is befriended by Sally, a popular but complicated girl who recognizes in him a kindred spirit.
Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined. The choice is hers if she can go on.
Meet the Borgens. William Borgens is an acclaimed author who hasn't written a word since his ex-wife Erica left him 3 years ago for another man. In between spying on Erica and casual romps with his married neighbour Tricia, Bill is dealing with the complexities of raising his teenage children Samantha and Rusty. Samantha is publishing her first novel and is determined to avoid love at all costs - after all she's seen what it has done to her parents. In between hook ups, she meets "nice guy" Lou who will stop at nothing to win her over. Rusty, is an aspiring fantasy writer and Stephen King aficionado, who is on a quest to gain 'life experiences'. He falls for the beautiful, but troubled Kate and gets his first taste of love and a broken heart. A tale of family, love (lost and found), and how endings can make new beginnings. There are no rewrites in life, only second chances. Written by
Becker Film Group
'Stick in Love' is a romantic comedy which desperately tries not to be. And, it succeeds to a degree. For a start... it's not that funny, so maybe we should refer to it as a 'romantic drama.' However, what it really wants to be is 'different' and 'unconventional.' The film-makers (probably like many viewers) have obviously had enough of the tired old 'boy meets girl etc.' cliché and set about trying to make something different. I say again... they succeeded (to a degree).
They create a deliberately dysfunctional family, all of which have very jaded and bitter takes on 'love.' The situations we meet them in all start off as refreshing as the film-makers probably hope they will be. It's not just the situations that are different, but it's the characters themselves that make it that way - and that's no bad thing.
However (and it's a big however), throughout the course of the story, all 'different' aspects are ironed out in favour of turning it into the same old clichéd rom-com still without the 'com' aspect though). So, what starts out as edgy and different, ends up feeling as generic as any other 'boy meets girl' story.
Don't get me wrong... it's certainly not a bad film. All the actors play their parts well, so, if you like rom-coms (minus the 'com') you'll probably love this. I enjoyed it; I was just enjoying it more when I thought it would be really different ALL the way though.
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