Stuck in Love

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It struggles to enliven its uneven script, but Stuck in Love boasts enough winning performances from its solid veteran cast to offer an appealing diversion for rom-com enthusiasts.



Total Count: 44


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Three years past his divorce, veteran novelist Bill Borgens (Academy Award (R) nominee Greg Kinnear) can't stop obsessing over, let alone spying on, his ex-wife Erica (Academy Award (R) winner Jennifer Connelly), who ignominiously left him for another man. Even as his neighbor-with-benefits, Tricia (Kristen Bell) tries to push him back into the dating pool, he remains blind to anyone else's charms. Meanwhile, his fiercely independent collegiate daughter Samantha (Lily Collins) is publishing her first novel while recoiling at the very thought of first love with a diehard romantic (Logan Lerman); and his teen son Rusty (Nat Wolff) is trying to find his voice, both as a fantasy writer and as the unexpected boyfriend of a dream girl with unsettlingly real problems. As each of these situations mounts into a tangled trio of romantic holiday crises, it brings the Borgens to surprising revelations about how endings become beginnings. (c) Millenium


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Critic Reviews for Stuck in Love

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  • Perfectly adequate airplane reading.

    Jul 5, 2013
  • The story, while unsurprising, is also quietly satisfying. Everyone comes to accept some hard truths about themselves.

    Jul 5, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4
  • Cliched literary trappings come together in "Stuck in Love," but the final product feels more like a footnote than a finished work.

    Jul 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Although "Stuck in Love" is an indie film, it hews slavishly to Hollywood formulas right down to its comfy Thanksgiving Day ending. It's all so easy, isn't it?

    Jul 4, 2013 | Rating: 2/5
  • Just like most romantic comedies (though this is more of a "rom-dram"), Stuck In Love. believes nothing is worthier than refusing to give up after you've been rebuffed in no uncertain terms.

    Jul 4, 2013 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

    Mike D'Angelo

    AV Club
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  • Worthwhile for its fine performances, including the best work that Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly have done in quite a while.

    Jul 3, 2013 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Stuck in Love

  • May 19, 2015
    Average romance film.
    Maymay A Super Reviewer
  • Dec 27, 2014
    Despite the great soundtrack, here is a frustrating movie that shows every sign that it could have been great, with a lot to say about moving on and opening our hearts up to something new, but the payoff is contrived and doesn't ring half as true as what came before it.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 30, 2014
    Had its moments, but fails to really put it all together.
    Spencer M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 04, 2014
    The quirky romantic comedy Stuck In Love is impressively thoughtful and sincere. Three years after his wife left him novelist Bill Borgens continues to hold out hope that they'll get back together; meanwhile his two teenage children deal with the break up in their own way. The themes of love appear throughout each character's journey; as they each struggle with some different aspect it, and its hold on them. Starring Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, and Kristen Bell, the casting is quite strong, and performances are all quite good. Additionally, the soundtrack does an excellent job at complementing the tone of the film. Stuck In Love is a bit of a conventional rom-com in some ways, but it has an important message that goes beyond the usual platitudes.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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