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Stuck in Love. (2012)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ... Stephen King (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
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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

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A story of first loves and second chances.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language, teen drug and alcohol use, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 2013 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

Izgubljeni u ljubavi See more »

Filming Locations:

North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,967, 7 July 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$78,950, 25 August 2013
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Well-known literary writers who are mentioned or whose books characters are shown reading include Flannery O'Connor, Richard Ford, Joan Didion, Stephen King, and Raymond Carver. See more »

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Elliott Smith's name is misspelled in the credits as "Elliot." See more »

Quotes

Samantha Borgens: Just avoid love at all costs. That's my motto.
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References A Christmas Story (1983) See more »

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Performed by Chinatown
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Great and Realistic Independent Drama
9 October 2013 | by Slasher_Lover23See all my reviews

Stuck in Love follows William Borgens (Greg Kinnear), an author who is still wallowing through his separation from his wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly). William and Erica's children; Samantha (Lilly Collins) and Rusty (Nat Wolff) are also aspiring writers going through different phases of love. Samantha resents her mother and refuses to believe in love, even when she is being pursued by hopeless romantic Louis (Logan Lerman). Rusty, also a believer in love, tries to pursue his crush Kate (Liana Liberato). During the course of the film, the characters begin to learn lessons about love and the long road called life.

Stuck in Love is a marvelous independent drama that deals with the different dynamics of love and how it affects us all. The whole cast does an excellent job with the material and really bring the characters and their emotions to life. Greg Kinnear turns in a great and sometimes comedic performance as we watch his character struggle the line of believing in love and moving on. But the most impressive performances come from our younger stars. Lilly Collins most notably turns in the strongest performance as a young woman who is struggling between different types of love, the ability to return love with her pursuer Louis, and the love her mother is trying to earn back. Logan Lerman returns with as much of a charming performance as he showed in The Perks of Being a Wallflower as the boy who is trying to win Samantha's heart. Nat Wolff plays a similar character who is trying to win over his own crush, despite the obstacles that may come in his way. What makes Stuck in Love so different from other love stories is that it's not just some cheesy romantic story, it deals with the different dynamics of love and heartbreak that we all will go through in life. The script and the actors do an incredible job of bringing this all to reality in a way that we can really feel what they are going through and give us something to relate to.

My rating: 10/10


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