• R, 1 hr. 36 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Josh Boone
    In Theaters:
    Jul 5, 2013 Limited
    On DVD:
    Oct 8, 2013
  • Millenium Entertainment


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Stuck in Love Reviews

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Harvey S. Karten

Starts sit-comish but as it becomes more complex it takes on a somewhat literary tone.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: B

June 24, 2013
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall

So contrived and tidy that it's not remotely believable.

Full Review Source: Shadows on the Wall | Original Score: 2.5/5

June 20, 2013
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine

The movie aims for an admirable balance, but fatally upsets that equilibrium in its hurried resolutions.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine

June 19, 2013
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The film has its sharp moments but is invariably glib when it comes to literary matters and the relationship between books and life.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

June 17, 2013
Jason Best
Movie Talk

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.

Full Review Source: Movie Talk

June 16, 2013
Tara Brady
Irish Times

This is the heartfelt indie-schmindie piece that The Perks of Being a Wallflower desperately wanted to be but wasn't.

Full Review Source: Irish Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2013
Derek Malcolm
This is London

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 Source: This is London | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
Karen Krizanovich
Radio Times

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 Source: Radio Times | Original Score: 3/5

June 14, 2013
Rob Carnevale
The List

This is tedious fare. Best avoided.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 2/5

June 14, 2013
Graham Young
Birmingham Mail

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 Source: Birmingham Mail | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2013
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph

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 Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

June 13, 2013
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

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.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies

June 13, 2013
Matthew Turner

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 Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

June 13, 2013
Andy Lea
Daily Star

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 Source: Daily Star | Original Score: 2/5

June 13, 2013
Peter Bradshaw

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 Source: Guardian | Original Score: 2/5

June 12, 2013
Tim Evans
Sky Movies

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 Source: Sky Movies | Original Score: 4/5

June 12, 2013
Emma Johnston
Total Film

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 Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

June 11, 2013
Cameron Williams
The Popcorn Junkie

As dysfunctional as its family of scribblers despite tiny bites of charm from the cast

Full Review Source: The Popcorn Junkie | Original Score: 2/5

May 20, 2013
Ed Gibbs
The Sunday Age

A sweet tale of love, loss and life with solid performances from a first-rate cast.

Full Review Source: The Sunday Age | Original Score: 6/10

May 19, 2013

A tough, well-etched portrait of the damage a broken marriage can wreak.

Full Review Source: 3AW | Original Score: 3/5

May 17, 2013
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