In the span of a year, from Thanksgiving to Thanksgiving, the Borgens are forced to overcome all of the hardships life has to offer. They face love and loss, success and failure and everything in between.
The story is incredibly emotional and tugged at my heartstrings during the duration of the film. You can’t help but attach yourself to the characters and empathize with their struggles and successes. Their “firsts” will bring back memories of your “firsts." Memories of my first love, first heartbreak, first great accomplishment, etc. came flooding back as the characters experienced them too.
I also can’t rave enough about the actors starring in this movie.
Greg Kinnear (Little Miss Sunshine, As Good as It Gets, You’ve Got Mail) is the father you always wished you had. His role is inspiring and the acting, heartfelt. Jennifer Connelly (Requiem for a Dream, Blood Diamond, A Beautiful Mind) plays the mom you’re supposed to hate, but can’t. She’s beautiful and a little lost, but an amazing mother nonetheless. Lily Collins (The Mortal Instruments) is absolutely gorgeous and perfectly portrays a struggling vixen. Logan Lerman (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Percy Jackson) plays a genuine guy and fellow writer vying for Collins' attention. Lastly, but certainly not least, Nat Wolff (The Fault in Our Stars, Paper Towns) steals the show. Nat is the next big thing in Hollywood, mark my words.
Kristen Bell has a minor role in the movie too, and her quirky character is the perfect cherry on top of the talented cast.
The dialogue in the movie is phenomenal as well. Many lines will forever stick out in my mind as being memorable quotes.
“Rusty, a writer is the sum of his experiences. Go get some.”
And the music…Such spectacular music. Stuck in Love features artists like Bon Iver, Bright Eyes, The National, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, and even Nat & Alex Wolff appear on the soundtrack.
Stuck in Love proves that no matter what happens in life, in the end, you’ll find your way back to exactly where you should be. It’s the hidden gem you always wish you could find and an instant indie classic.
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