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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Movie Review: Stuck In Love

Stuck in Love (2013)

Starring: Lilly Collins, Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell
Summary: 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.

I Give This Movie A: A-

My Thoughts: Such great names, but not enough of a great name for a movie.

Writers. Stuck In Love. What is it? 

Personally, I loved this little movie. It was sweet, cynical and raw. I don't know how I feel about the R rating of it, but, I didn't see it in theaters.

The dysfunctional family story has finally been told right and I've seen many of them. But this one was so realistic that it hit home. That's one reason people NEED to see this movie, its realness. The movie is broken up into different stories, such as Sam's (Lilly Collins) who's is I enjoyed the most. You could understand how she was hurt by falling in love, the gave her a legit reason and they showed it rather then her having to just say it. Rusty's story is something very Perks of Being a Wallflower-esque to me and I see it a lot, but it was beautifully written to tell you the truth. Nat Wolff is a fantastic actor and I hadn't realized that he was acting now, but he really should keep it up. The father's (Greg Kinnear) I really wish I could have seen more of, but we don't always get what we want. 

One thing I'd like to praise this movie on is the cast. The cast is what brings this movie alive, not the story, even though it is very well-written. The cast is what makes this movie fantastic.

For me Lilly Collins, Nat Wolff and Jennifer Connelly are top-notch! They make this movie for me, mainly because I wasn't expecting that much from them. Logan, Greg, I already knew were great, but those people, I didn't expect them to knock this out of the park like they did. 

Books were a subject throughout the movie as well, but since the name of the movie was originally writers, you can sense that. Stephen King also has a cameo in this movie, pretty sweet as well. This made me want to practice this more and be something that pertained to writing. 

Sweet movie, watch it. This is good stuff here, its like finding your favorite book in a thrift store.

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