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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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Josh Boone

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Josh Boone
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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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Storyline

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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The book Sam is reading when she gets the call from Lou is the book her dad says she stole from his library, "The World of Apples". See more »

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

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Bill Borgens: I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.
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Cold November night flick.
21 September 2013 | by sianpretoriusSee all my reviews

Stuck In Love is the perfect film to be placed in my November film category. This category is specifically for films that make you feel good, make you shed a tear or two and are full of clichés. 'Stuck In Love' is all of these things. I will start with the plot: The film is based on a broken family where the father played by Greg Kinnear (typical dad actor) is still head over heels in love with his ex wife played by Jennifer Connelly. His two children, Sam and Rusty, played by Lily Collins and Nat Wolf have responded to the divorce in different ways and the film follows all four characters as they fall in and out of love.

The script written by, and directed by Josh Boone (new comer) is clichéd to say the least. He uses various quotes from literature to make his characters seem intelligent and interesting. Personally, I love these sort of characters however, I understand other viewers who would find these characters pompous and not very relatable.

Now on to the acting which I think was rather good. Characters who really struck me where Rusty played by Nat Wolf. I feel like he really excelled in the whole second kid syndrome. I didn't necessarily find his characters a refreshing and new character, although I found he played the part extremely well. Kudos to you man. As for Lily Collins, compared to her other work I think it's safe to say she's making better choices. I mean what was abduction all about? I think her character was more interesting, she played the douche bag girl which was interesting as it's usually the douche bag guy. Logan Lerman was well Logan Lerman. He wasn't the central character which, I think made me like him more. But hey, what can I say? He's totally adorable but nothing to call home about. Greg Kinnear is also Greg Kinnear. I'm pretty sure he plays the exact same dude in every freaking film. I swear William the dad from Stuck In Love is Steve the dad from The Last Song. I love Kinnear and would love him to just do something a little bit more interesting and out of his comfort zone.

Overall, Stuck In Love was a clichéd film from clichéd land. But everybody loves a clichéd film now and then? I really enjoyed it. Josh Boone is going to direct The Fault In Our Stars which makes me feel a little relieved and a little excited. Stuck In Love scores 6 Kayne Faces.


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