Greg Kinnear stars in the new film, Stuck In Love. This new comedy revolves around the life of an acclaimed writer (Kinnear), his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly) and their children. This movie showcases the complexities of love in all its form and how it makes a change in their lives in just a year. Stuck In Love is written and directed by Josh Boone and also stars Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman and Lily Collins. So what’s the final say on this new drama? Check out the movie review for this latest film below:
“A Solid Performance From The Cast of Stuck In Love
Romantic drama, rated MA 15+, 97 minutes, now screening
Stars: Greg Kinnear, Jennifer Connelly, Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Kristen Bell, Liana Liberato, Nat Wolff
Director: Josh Boone
Verdict: A sweet tale of love, loss and life with solid performances from a first-rate cast
This likeable but slight debut feature from Josh Boone pulls in a most impressive cast to tell a story that’s not particularly fresh or fascinating but will just about do.
Boone can thank his lucky stars, so to speak, that he has Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly as his leads. Kinnear plays a writer, William Borgens, who yearns for his ex-wife, Erica (Connelly), who has left him to care for the family and to nurse a broken heart.
Help, in the physical sense, comes in the form of a feisty neighbour, Tricia, played with gusto by Kristen Bell. She pops round for saucy sessions on the sly, which prove an unexpected highlight in a film that otherwise shuffles along with a lack of narrative action.
Lily Collins, who plays William and Erica’s daughter Samantha, is also good. Following in dad’s footsteps, she’s publishing her first novel, but doesn’t want a bar of romance in her life after what happened to her parents. But then Lou (Logan Lerman, of The Perks of Being a Wallflower) turns up, determined to win her over. Samantha’s brother, Rusty (Nat Wolff), appears to be following his father’s past experiences.
Collins, especially, is making quite a name for herself, having featured in Mirror Mirror (opposite Julia Roberts) and Priest (opposite Paul Bettany), among other films. The daughter of Genesis drummer and singer Phil Collins, she is unlikely to garner the same attention here.
This film is largely amiable, forgettable stuff. The premise suggested more than what appears. Authors and their colourful lives (or imaginations) can make for original, intriguing cinema. Even The Perks of Being a Wallflower had a sense of purpose about it. That appears to lacking here, although given that Kinnear (and, to some extent, Connelly) can transform the blandest of material, it just pulls through.”
The original article can be seen at The Age.
Don’t miss this wonderful tale of family and love this Wednesday. Stuck In Love is scheduled to be released in limited theaters on June 5th 2013.
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