Stuck Between Stations (2011)

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Casper, a soldier home on bereavement leave, gets a second chance to make a new impression on his childhood crush Rebecca, a once promising grad student whose academic career hangs by a thread. While they drift through the picturesque streets of Minneapolis, they have only one night together to find themselves falling in love and falling apart. -- (C) Official Site

Rating: R (for language throughout and some drug content)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Directed By: ,
Written By: Sam Rosen, Nat Bennett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 13, 2012
Runtime:
Lionsgate Films - Official Site

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Critic Reviews for Stuck Between Stations

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

A pleasant, inconsequential indie with deep Minneapolis roots, "Stuck Between Stations" should please youth-oriented Minnesota audiences. It's unlikely to set the rest of the planet on fire.

Full Review… | December 15, 2011
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

There are no easy payoffs in "Stuck Between Stations," but the chemistry of its stars is reward enough.

Full Review… | November 3, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

There's an overapplication of split-screen and woozy soundtrack cues to this end, but Lister Jones and Rosen do an appealing back-and-forth with lively dialogue, not dulled in the interest of realism.

Full Review… | November 1, 2011
Village Voice
Top Critic

Real people may not be this glib and witty, but Rosen and Lister-Jones sell us on Casper and Becky nonetheless.

Full Review… | April 29, 2011
Variety
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Full Review… | November 10, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

The end result is a well-intentioned yet terminally underwhelming indie that maintains a nigh passable feel virtually from start to finish...

Full Review… | July 21, 2012
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Audience Reviews for Stuck Between Stations

D'aww.

Letitia Lew
Letitia Lew

Super Reviewer

½

Trapped in an awful predicament involving her professor, her professor's wife and her computer, Rebecca(Zoe Lister-Jones) sees no other options aside from bar hopping and getting drunk. At one bar, she is recognized by Casper(Sam Rosen, who also co-wrote), a high school classmate she barely remembers and home from Afghanistan. When her friend Brent(Brent Doyle) lifts her on his shoulder during a game of pool, Casper rushes to her aid. It should not surprise anybody that the whole rescuing the damsel in distress thing does not work out as planned when he forgets the first rule of basic training - never pick on a marine. Still, at least he and Rebecca get a chance to know each other when she picks him as the more emotionally mature option, but this is not a date and there will be no kissing.

The one thing filmmakers occasionally forget is that it takes very little to create a film when your heart is in the right place.(*cough* Tarantino *cough*) And that's especially true with the beguiling "Stuck between Stations" whose amiable conversations make the best use of Zoe Lister-Jones' off-kilter delivery. That's not to say this story is not cinematic as the movie contains some lovely shots like Casper framed against the Minneapolis skyline, the cyclists and the circus.(I'll bet you never thought Minneapolis could be so interesting, did you?) On the other hand, there is the split screen which is only really necessary during the movie's sole scene of suspense, amplifying the ambient tension. Otherwise, the movie did not have to literally spell out the cause of Rebecca's self-destruction, as a lot of people peak in high school, as somebody once keenly observed. Plus, hatred of Army officers and soldiers on the homefront is a myth, except for William Westmoreland who kinda had it coming.

Harlequin68
Walter M.

Super Reviewer

½

This was a very sweet movie with a couple of very quirky characters. The ending was wonderful and made up for the slow buildup of the story.

Hamee
Heather Metzger

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