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Stuck in Love -- A family of writers undergoes heartache and happiness over the course of a year.
Stuck in Love -- An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year.
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A story of first loves and second chances.
An acclaimed writer, his ex-wife, and their teenaged children come to terms with the complexities of love in all its forms over the course of one tumultuous year. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The quintessential "sweet little indie," overflowing with authenticity See more (79 total) »


  (in credits order)

Greg Kinnear ... Bill Borgens

Jennifer Connelly ... Erica

Lily Collins ... Samantha Borgens

Nat Wolff ... Rusty Borgens

Kristen Bell ... Tricia

Logan Lerman ... Louis

Liana Liberato ... Kate

Michael Goodwin ... Professor Abbott

Stephen King ... Himself (voice)

Rusty Joiner ... Martin

Patrick Schwarzenegger ... Glen

David Carzell ... Rodney (as David Morris)

Barbara Weetman ... Diane

Alex ter Avest ... Becky (as Alexandria Lauren ter Avest)

Zeeko Zaki ... Gus
Nate Panning ... Bartender

Katie Garfield ... Hot Girl

Spencer Breslin ... Jason

Brandi Nicole Feemster ... Teacher

Glen Powell ... Good Looking Frat Guy
Zack Mines ... Midwest
Amber Sheets ... Danielle
Nadiyah Dorsey ... Nurse (as Nadiyah S. Dorsey)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alyssa Bauman ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Kristin Mercedes Bence ... Bar Patron / Couple / Holiday Shopper (uncredited)
Roxy Collins ... Shopper (uncredited)
Christopher Cozort ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Randy Grazio ... Book Signing Guest (uncredited)
Merideth Harrison ... Student (uncredited)

Meredith Jackson ... Student (uncredited)
Scott Jecha ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Matthew Land ... Shop Patron (uncredited)
Karen Malina ... Funeral Relative (uncredited)
Joe Montanti ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Adam Moryto ... Preppy Guy (uncredited)
Shannon Plummer-White ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Zachary Steffey ... Fraternity Brother (uncredited)
Millie Wannamaker ... Party Attendee (uncredited)

Brad Worch II ... Keg Stand Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Josh Boone 
Writing credits
Josh Boone (written by)

Produced by
Eric Brenner .... executive producer
Judy Cairo .... producer
Patrick W. Dugan .... executive producer
James Gibb .... associate producer
Grant Guthrie .... co-executive producer
Michael Ilitch Jr. .... executive producer
Dale Armin Johnson .... executive producer
Julie B. May .... executive producer
Glenn Murray .... executive producer
Myles Nestel .... executive producer
Carole Peterman .... line producer
Jeff Rice .... executive producer
Michael A. Simpson .... executive producer
Lisa Wilson .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mike Mogis 
Nate Walcott 
Cinematography by
Tim Orr 
Film Editing by
Robb Sullivan 
Casting by
Tracy Kilpatrick 
John Papsidera 
Production Design by
John Sanders 
Set Decoration by
Gia Grosso 
Costume Design by
Kari Perkins 
Makeup Department
Coni Andress .... hair department head
Judy Chin .... personal makeup artist: Jennifer Connelly
Tonya Johnson .... makeup artist
Anne Morgan .... hairstylist: Jennifer Connelly
Sandra S. Orsolyak .... makeup department head
Holly Sago .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Carole Peterman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Hardwick .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Shane Forbes Bates .... set dresser
Cat Cacciatore .... property master
Mark Cacciatore .... props p.a.
Vernon Harrell .... property assistant
Lauren Mallard .... art department coordinator
Laura C. McPherson .... scenic foreman
Stephen C. Peterman .... leadman
Jason Williamson .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Steven Avila .... supervising sound effects editor
Jeff Babb .... epk sound mixer
Jeffree Bloomer .... sound mixer
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Cary Clark .... technical support
Rob Embrey .... post sound coordinator
John-Thomas Graves .... adr mixer
Jackie Johnson .... dialogue editor
Peter D. Lago .... sound effects editor
Eric Maldin .... adr mixer
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Salib .... foley editor
Ian Shedd .... dialogue editor
Kate Sheil .... foley editor
John Skoglund .... sound utility
Andrew Troy .... sound mixer: adr
Andrew Troy .... sound recordist: adr
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Ben Whitver .... adr mixer
John St. Denis .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
William Dawson .... special effects coordinator
Morgan McMath Rogers .... special effects foreman
John Gilbert .... assistant stunt coordinator
Dino Muccio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Alan Aldridge .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Andy Bader .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Darwin Brandis .... electrician
Jim Bridges .... still photographer
Matthew Clark .... dimmer board operator
Will Cooper .... digital loader
Larry Gianneschi IV .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Mark Graves .... best boy electric
Terry D. Long .... grip
Matthew A. Petrosky .... camera operator: "a" camera
Matthew A. Petrosky .... steadicam operator
Chris Shrider .... electrician
Chandler Tucker .... video assist
Robert Veliky .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Bo Webb .... camera operator: "b" camera
Casting Department
Jennifer Cram .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Bayley .... key costumer
Casey Crespo .... seamstress
Cameron Doyle .... costume supervisor
Kari King .... costume production assistant
Dawn M. Williams .... principal costumer
Editorial Department
Greg Borkman .... editorial intern
Michael Jacks .... on-line editor
Mark Nowicki .... D I Colorist
George Papuashvili .... editor: video
Matthew Rundell .... assistant editor
Music Department
Charles M. Barsamian .... music business & legal executive
Laura Katz .... music supervisor
Andy Ross .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Donald Binder .... driver: honeywagon
Christopher A. Braun .... driver: art department (as Chris Braun)
Debbie Lane Hewett .... van driver
Rick Parkinson .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Cameron Arguelles .... quality control
Tiffany Boyle .... sales consultant
Matt Brown .... set production assistant
Lauren Buehler .... script supervisor
Shaun Cain .... first assistant accountant
Erika Canchola .... production attorney
Joe Cappelletti .... adr voice director
Erin Capps .... production assistant
Eric Lee Davis .... stand-in
Rebekah M. Erford .... assistant production coordinator
Luz Kaiolani Feliciano .... production assistant
Brandon Goertz .... location assistant
Barbara Efthymiou Harris .... production coordinator
Eric Hollenbeck .... set production assistant
Lew Horwitz .... production finance
James Huddleston .... finance executive
Tatiana Javorsky .... adr loop group
Tracy Jane Jones .... production assistant
Kasey Kiser .... assistant location manager
Ryan Konchalski .... location assistant
Sarah O'Connell .... social media manager (as Mark O'Connell)
Adam D. Powell .... additional set production assistant
Elsa Ramo .... financing and distribution attorney
Craig Rogers .... location manager
Tara Sattler .... production attorney
Dee Schuka .... post-production accountant
Gene Michael Smith .... production assistant: basecamp
James C. Sossamon .... location assistant
James C. Sossamon .... location scout
Kristy Sowin .... additional set production assistant
Lois Theobald .... post-production accountant
Jake Turner .... accounting clerk
Jessica Williamson .... payroll accountant
Pamela Williamson .... production accountant
Greg Borkman .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Writers" - Canada (English title) (festival title)
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Rated R for language, teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual content
97 min
Aspect Ratio:
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When Sam and Bill are sitting down outside, Bill asks, "How's Lou?," and Sam responds, "Who's Lou?," even though she is reading an Ed Brubaker comic book, which Lou says that he loves earlier on.See more »
Samantha Borgens:There are two kinds of people in this world: hopeless romantics and realists.
Rusty Borgens:Right.
Samantha Borgens:A realist just sees that face and packs it in with every other pretty girl they've ever seen before. The hopeless romantic becomes convinced that God put them on Earth to be with that one person. But there is no God and life is only as meaningful as you fool yourself into thinking it is. Guys who get laid a lot are realists. You should be listening.
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54 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
The quintessential "sweet little indie," overflowing with authenticity, 5 October 2012
Author: larry-411 from United States

As I make the festival rounds every year I search for that elusive "sweet little American indie." I don't come across them very often, certainly not often enough, but when that moment happens there's a little pitter-patter in my heart as I know I'm witnessing what could be the launching pad for hot new talent -- writers, directors, actors -- who will go on to produce exciting, creative work in the years to come. I found that here in "Writers."

First-time writer/director Josh Boone has crafted an exquisite film which successfully combines several themes that few are able to tackle successfully. Like David Gordon Green's "Snow Angels," my #1 Top Pick of 2007 and one of my favorite indies of the past decade, we see three couples struggling to cope with the primordial human connection -- the innocence and fear of first love, the seesaw of a mature relationship, and the pain of an estranged couple. Ironically (or perhaps not), "Writers" is privileged to have enlisted Green's longtime Director of Photography Tim Orr. But this is a much lighter picture than "Snow Angels," making it especially accessible to young people and families.

Greg Kinnear is William Borgens, the classic what-have-you-done-for-me-lately author who hasn't had a hit in ages but refuses to allow anyone to sense his self-pity. His wife Erica, played by Jennifer Connelly, is the quintessential partner cast aside at the expense of William's inattention and indiscretion. Their teenage children Samantha and Rusty, portrayed by Lily Collins and Nat Wolff, are discovering their own offbeat paths into the wacky world they've inherited. High school student Rusty, in particular, is a struggling writer himself who is beginning to experience the first frightening pangs of adolescent desire. Dad isn't the best role model, after all, but this is a father-son relationship that has promise if either or both can get their acts together. Samantha is in college and headstrong in the ways of a young woman determined to control her life and career at the expense of entering the dating scene and submitting to the wants of a man. Enter Lou (Logan Lerman), the earnest intellectual who'll stop at nothing to win her over.

From top to bottom -- Kinnear, Connelly, Collins, Wolff, Lerman -- "Writers" is perfectly cast. All inhabit their roles as if they created them. In fact, to some extent, that's true as the dialogue's authenticity is at least partly rooted in Boone's generosity in allowing the actors to improvise some of their material (a technique favored by the aforementioned David Gordon Green, as well). Wolff, in particular, takes advantage of this opportunity to add a good deal of the narrative's comic relief with his ad-libbed lines. Interestingly, he did the same in last year's Toronto hit "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding," in which he played virtually the same character -- a naive youth, physically inexperienced, gently and innocently exploring his potential with the tender yet intimidating opposite sex. Lerman, 19 at the time of filming, played a 15-year-old in his other world premiere selection at this same festival, "The Perks of Being a Wallflower." In "Writers," he goes in the opposite direction as a 21-year-old who couldn't be more different from Perks' Charlie. In that film, his role is similar to Wolff's as the vulnerable virgin. Here, he's a self-assured, bright college student who is destined to charm Samantha off her feet. The fact that he can convincingly portray both these characters in two pictures at the same festival is testament to his talent and versatility. As his would-be suitor, young Lily Collins is an able foil to Lerman's advances and wins over the audience with her sharp wit.

The adults who anchor the film deserve far more credit than they're given. Jennifer Connelly, who won an Academy Award opposite Russell Crowe in 2001's "A Beautiful Mind," is a beautiful soul inside and out as the wounded spouse who still has a place in her heart for a potentially loving husband. He still holds a torch for her, as well, an intensely personal plot device that could easily lack credulity in the hands of lesser professionals. Oscar-nominated Kinnear proves once again why he is one of the industry's go-to guys. Few actors handle comedy and drama equally well, and he has no problem convincing the audience as a tormented has-been. He may be down on his luck but retains the earnestness that brought him fame and a loving family not that long ago. He's poised for a comeback and it's a role tailor-made for Kinnear.

The film is technically well-balanced between slick Hollywood production values and a relaxed indie look. Bright lighting belies the turmoil beneath the surface. The quaint beach house setting used in many of the scenes is awash with a color palette of earth tones and rustic furnishings, a counterculture milieu befitting this family of intellectuals. Mike Mogis and Nate Wolcott's score is combined with a soundtrack of indie music featuring Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, whose attraction to the material led him to write original music for the movie.

Tim Orr is truly a master cinematographer. His signature style is the ability to capture beauty in nature and everyday objects -- a dripping gutter here, a playground swing there -- and photography that is comforting, enveloping the actors in a warm glow that matches their affections. Nobody does it better. Boone was truly fortunate to have Orr on board.

"Writers" is overflowing with the authenticity of real life. You'll laugh, you'll cry -- often in the same scene -- and, most of all, you'll empathize with at least one of the characters. There isn't one of us who hasn't experienced the feelings and emotions exhibited by the members of this richly complex family. That's key to this ensemble that features many of our best and brightest young independent film actors. For what I expect a "sweet little American indie" to accomplish, "Writers" is simply perfection.

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