Stuck in Love Reviews

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Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2013
So contrived and tidy that it's not remotely believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
June 19, 2013
The movie aims for an admirable balance, but fatally upsets that equilibrium in its hurried resolutions.
Philip French
Observer [UK]
June 17, 2013
The film has its sharp moments but is invariably glib when it comes to literary matters and the relationship between books and life.
Jason Best
Movie Talk
June 16, 2013
Given that it deals with a spectacularly dysfunctional family, writer-director Josh Boone's romantic comedy-drama Stuck in Love is surprisingly warm-hearted and cosy.
Tara Brady
Irish Times
June 14, 2013
This is the heartfelt indie-schmindie piece that The Perks of Being a Wallflower desperately wanted to be but wasn't.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
June 14, 2013
First-time director Josh Boone gets performances from his cast but fails to make the story about first loves and second chances work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times
June 14, 2013
writer/director Josh Boone has made a quiet romantic fantasy, complete with downbeat indie soundtrack, which in its own way is as unrealistic as any blockbuster but a perfectly pleasant watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Carnevale
The List
June 14, 2013
This is tedious fare. Best avoided.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail
June 13, 2013
Hugely watchable from the shock beginning through to the clever mix of end-of-lifecycle events and renewed opportunities ( ... ) a class above what passes for the average romcom today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
June 13, 2013
This is Kinnear's best role in a few years, and Connelly's, too: her attempts to win back Collins's stroppy prodigy have an emotional generosity her acting has lacked lately.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
David Jenkins
Little White Lies
June 13, 2013
Boone does little to convince that these characters are genuinely sensitive, intellectually superior, or more importantly, that their talents play any real part in alleviating/causing their worldly stresses.
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
June 13, 2013
Enjoyable and engaging relationship comedy drama enlivened by likeable performances, a strong script and some appealing location work, though it's also a little too pretentious for its own good in places.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
June 13, 2013
It all plays out a bit like a feature-length episode of Dawson's Creek - pretty teenagers wandering around romantic locations spouting over-written dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Peter Bradshaw
Guardian
June 12, 2013
The sharp edges of the story are sentimentally sanded down; there's a fair bit of slush, and it's a pretty quaint view of what writers and a writer's life are actually like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
June 12, 2013
Unfashionably un-cynical, it's a labour of familial love from first-time writer-director Josh Boone whose simple style well serves a story of sweetness and wit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emma Johnston
Total Film
June 11, 2013
A sweet little study of the right royal mess people can make of relationships when they let their own neuroses take over, and a warm tribute to overcoming them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie
May 20, 2013
As dysfunctional as its family of scribblers despite tiny bites of charm from the cast
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age
May 19, 2013
A sweet tale of love, loss and life with solid performances from a first-rate cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
May 17, 2013
A tough, well-etched portrait of the damage a broken marriage can wreak.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
May 12, 2013
The outcomes may be a tad predictable, but the observations are rich and textured. The film begins & ends with Thanksgiving; what happens in between is a moving highway where love, commitment and acceptance are travelling at high speed
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