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Bill (Greg Kinnear) is adivorced man who still loves his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly), andbelieves she’ll come back to him. His son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), is at thebeginning stages of love with Kate (Liana Liberato). And his daughter, Samantha(Lily Collins), is determined to not fall in love.The film introduces us tothe three writers in three short scenes, one after the other. The film openswith a high school classroom scene, in which Rusty says in voice over, “I remember that it hurt – looking at herhurt.” And that line appears on the screen. We then meet Samantha, who isspeaking to a man who is off camera, and her first words also appear on screen:“I never enjoy anything. I’m alwayswaiting for whatever’s next.” And we hear the sound of someone typing thoselines on a computer. And then we’re introduced to Bill, who is sneaking aroundoutside his wife’s new home. He looks in through a window, sees her arguingwith her new man, and smiles. We get some voice over, and the first severalwords appear on screen: “As I stood therestaring through the window into my ex-wife’s new life…”All of this is in thepre-credit sequence before we even know that they are writers. It’s aninteresting way to introduce them, to get a feel for what each of thesecharacters is about by seeing them in relation to their take on love. And tohave it as voice over, as if each of them is writing his or her life.Interestingly, Rusty’s words are hand-written on screen, while Samantha’s andBill’s are typed. Bill is a published writer; Samantha is just about to get herfirst book published; Rusty’s writing is still confined to his journal. So it’swonderful to set them up that way, and to distinguish Rusty’s writing from theother two right from the start.The entire cast is quitegood, but Greg Kinnear stands out as Bill, a man who really seems to tackle allof life from a writer’s perspective, even when dealing with his children. Atone point he tells his son: “Rusty, Idon’t think you’re experiencing enough. I mean, the reason that you’recomfortable leaving your goddamn journal here on my desk is because there’snothing you’re trying to hide from me in your life, and that really worries me.”He tells Rusty to go get some experiences, because a writer is the sum of hisexperiences. Clearly, he uses different parenting tactics from most folks.He’s proud of hisdaughter for getting published, but is upset that it’s not the book that hehelped her with. She started another book on her own, and it’s that one that’sgetting published. Perhaps he’s overbearing in that regard because he himselfhasn’t written anything since his wife left. In an early scene, Rusty is havinga second Thanksgiving dinner with his mom and her boyfriend. The boyfriendremarks that he’s surprised that Samantha is getting published, and that Rustyis still writing, because he felt their father basically forced them to bewriters (by making them keep a journal and so on). It’s a really good scene,and a somewhat dramatic way of giving us important information.Samantha is decidedlycynical, particularly about love, and we learn that this is because of how sheperceived her father was treated by her mother. Of course, since she isdetermined to avoid love, she meets a really nice person, Louis (Logan Lerman),and begins to fall for him. The movie does feel a bit heavy-handed when dealingwith her storyline, as it really hammers the point home that she’s not lookingfor love. As a result, she is really a jerk to Louis at first, to the pointwhere as an audience member I am wondering why he’s even interested in her at all.I’d want to just smack her.Rounding out the cast isthe wonderful Kristen Bell as Tricia, the beautiful married neighbor with whomBill is having something of an affair. She encourages Bill to start datingagain, telling him, “You have a mildamount of celebrity, which is really all a writer can ask for.”Because Bill is a writer,and comes at life from that perspective, there was a line that really annoyedme. When Rusty heads out to see Kate, Bill tells him, “Drive careful.” A writer would never say that, never use anadjective when an adverb is required. Sadly, the film also gives us that tiredsequence of a man trying on various outfits while a woman critiques them. There was one other scenethat didn’t quite fit. Early on, Rusty punches Kate’s boyfriend after he pushedher to the floor. Then, very late in the film (with like only twenty minutesleft), that guy and one of his friends attack Rusty in a convenience store.It’s ridiculous, because it comes months later. Wouldn’t he have attacked himin school like the Monday after the incident? I expected the scene, but notthat late in the film. By then, we’ve completely forgotten about thatcharacter, and no longer care about him. The one other elementthat stood out as odd for me was when Samantha tells Louis her favorite song is“Polythene Pam,” and Louis tells her that’s a good choice. If a girl told methat was her favorite song, I would have to question her extensively about it.I love The Beatles (as does everyone), but “Polythene Pam”?Of course, these arefairly minor points. The film succeeds mainly because of its cast. JenniferConnelly is always good, always interesting. And there is something so likeableabout Greg Kinnear that he can allow himself to be overbearing, even nasty,without any fear of losing the audience. We just can’t help but like the guy.Stuck In Love was written and directed by Josh Boone. This is hisfirst feature film.Special FeaturesThe DVD includes acommentary track by writer/director Josh Boone and actor Nat Wolff. This is areally good commentary track. Josh Boone talks about how a lot of the film isautobiographical, that he did have a crush on a girl named Kate who had a drugproblem. And the poem that Rusty reads in front of the class is a poem thatJosh actually wrote and recited in school. He talks about getting the projectoff the ground. The film was shot in twenty days for just under five milliondollars. He did a rewrite in order to get Jennifer Connelly on board.The DVD also has “TheMaking Of Stuck In Love,” featuringinterviews with Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, LoganLerman, Josh Boone and producer Judy Cairo. The interviews were conducted onset. Greg Kinnear talks about his character and working with a first-timedirector. Writer/director Josh Boone talks about how he based some of hisscript on his parents’ divorce and other elements from his childhood. He sayshe was raised by strict Christians, and wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King asa kid. (Stephen King’s books play a somewhat significant role in the film.)This special feature is approximately twenty-eight minutes.Stuck In Love was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013through Millennium Entertainment. 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Bill (Greg Kinnear) is adivorced man who still loves his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly), andbelieves she’ll come back to him. His son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), is at thebeginning stages of love with Kate (Liana Liberato). And his daughter, Samantha(Lily Collins), is determined to not fall in love.The film introduces us tothe three writers in three short scenes, one after the other. The film openswith a high school classroom scene, in which Rusty says in voice over, “I remember that it hurt – looking at herhurt.” And that line appears on the screen. We then meet Samantha, who isspeaking to a man who is off camera, and her first words also appear on screen:“I never enjoy anything. I’m alwayswaiting for whatever’s next.” And we hear the sound of someone typing thoselines on a computer. And then we’re introduced to Bill, who is sneaking aroundoutside his wife’s new home. He looks in through a window, sees her arguingwith her new man, and smiles. We get some voice over, and the first severalwords appear on screen: “As I stood therestaring through the window into my ex-wife’s new life…”All of this is in thepre-credit sequence before we even know that they are writers. It’s aninteresting way to introduce them, to get a feel for what each of thesecharacters is about by seeing them in relation to their take on love. And tohave it as voice over, as if each of them is writing his or her life.Interestingly, Rusty’s words are hand-written on screen, while Samantha’s andBill’s are typed. Bill is a published writer; Samantha is just about to get herfirst book published; Rusty’s writing is still confined to his journal. So it’swonderful to set them up that way, and to distinguish Rusty’s writing from theother two right from the start.The entire cast is quitegood, but Greg Kinnear stands out as Bill, a man who really seems to tackle allof life from a writer’s perspective, even when dealing with his children. Atone point he tells his son: “Rusty, Idon’t think you’re experiencing enough. I mean, the reason that you’recomfortable leaving your goddamn journal here on my desk is because there’snothing you’re trying to hide from me in your life, and that really worries me.”He tells Rusty to go get some experiences, because a writer is the sum of hisexperiences. Clearly, he uses different parenting tactics from most folks.He’s proud of hisdaughter for getting published, but is upset that it’s not the book that hehelped her with. She started another book on her own, and it’s that one that’sgetting published. Perhaps he’s overbearing in that regard because he himselfhasn’t written anything since his wife left. In an early scene, Rusty is havinga second Thanksgiving dinner with his mom and her boyfriend. The boyfriendremarks that he’s surprised that Samantha is getting published, and that Rustyis still writing, because he felt their father basically forced them to bewriters (by making them keep a journal and so on). It’s a really good scene,and a somewhat dramatic way of giving us important information.Samantha is decidedlycynical, particularly about love, and we learn that this is because of how sheperceived her father was treated by her mother. Of course, since she isdetermined to avoid love, she meets a really nice person, Louis (Logan Lerman),and begins to fall for him. The movie does feel a bit heavy-handed when dealingwith her storyline, as it really hammers the point home that she’s not lookingfor love. As a result, she is really a jerk to Louis at first, to the pointwhere as an audience member I am wondering why he’s even interested in her at all.I’d want to just smack her.Rounding out the cast isthe wonderful Kristen Bell as Tricia, the beautiful married neighbor with whomBill is having something of an affair. She encourages Bill to start datingagain, telling him, “You have a mildamount of celebrity, which is really all a writer can ask for.”Because Bill is a writer,and comes at life from that perspective, there was a line that really annoyedme. When Rusty heads out to see Kate, Bill tells him, “Drive careful.” A writer would never say that, never use anadjective when an adverb is required. Sadly, the film also gives us that tiredsequence of a man trying on various outfits while a woman critiques them. There was one other scenethat didn’t quite fit. Early on, Rusty punches Kate’s boyfriend after he pushedher to the floor. Then, very late in the film (with like only twenty minutesleft), that guy and one of his friends attack Rusty in a convenience store.It’s ridiculous, because it comes months later. Wouldn’t he have attacked himin school like the Monday after the incident? I expected the scene, but notthat late in the film. By then, we’ve completely forgotten about thatcharacter, and no longer care about him. The one other elementthat stood out as odd for me was when Samantha tells Louis her favorite song is“Polythene Pam,” and Louis tells her that’s a good choice. If a girl told methat was her favorite song, I would have to question her extensively about it.I love The Beatles (as does everyone), but “Polythene Pam”?Of course, these arefairly minor points. The film succeeds mainly because of its cast. JenniferConnelly is always good, always interesting. And there is something so likeableabout Greg Kinnear that he can allow himself to be overbearing, even nasty,without any fear of losing the audience. We just can’t help but like the guy.Stuck In Love was written and directed by Josh Boone. This is hisfirst feature film.Special FeaturesThe DVD includes acommentary track by writer/director Josh Boone and actor Nat Wolff. This is areally good commentary track. Josh Boone talks about how a lot of the film isautobiographical, that he did have a crush on a girl named Kate who had a drugproblem. And the poem that Rusty reads in front of the class is a poem thatJosh actually wrote and recited in school. He talks about getting the projectoff the ground. The film was shot in twenty days for just under five milliondollars. He did a rewrite in order to get Jennifer Connelly on board.The DVD also has “TheMaking Of Stuck In Love,” featuringinterviews with Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, LoganLerman, Josh Boone and producer Judy Cairo. The interviews were conducted onset. Greg Kinnear talks about his character and working with a first-timedirector. Writer/director Josh Boone talks about how he based some of hisscript on his parents’ divorce and other elements from his childhood. He sayshe was raised by strict Christians, and wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King asa kid. (Stephen King’s books play a somewhat significant role in the film.)This special feature is approximately twenty-eight minutes.Stuck In Love was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013through Millennium Entertainment. 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Bill (Greg Kinnear) is adivorced man who still loves his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly), andbelieves she’ll come back to him. His son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), is at thebeginning stages of love with Kate (Liana Liberato). And his daughter, Samantha(Lily Collins), is determined to not fall in love.The film introduces us tothe three writers in three short scenes, one after the other. The film openswith a high school classroom scene, in which Rusty says in voice over, “I remember that it hurt – looking at herhurt.” And that line appears on the screen. We then meet Samantha, who isspeaking to a man who is off camera, and her first words also appear on screen:“I never enjoy anything. I’m alwayswaiting for whatever’s next.” And we hear the sound of someone typing thoselines on a computer. And then we’re introduced to Bill, who is sneaking aroundoutside his wife’s new home. He looks in through a window, sees her arguingwith her new man, and smiles. We get some voice over, and the first severalwords appear on screen: “As I stood therestaring through the window into my ex-wife’s new life…”All of this is in thepre-credit sequence before we even know that they are writers. It’s aninteresting way to introduce them, to get a feel for what each of thesecharacters is about by seeing them in relation to their take on love. And tohave it as voice over, as if each of them is writing his or her life.Interestingly, Rusty’s words are hand-written on screen, while Samantha’s andBill’s are typed. Bill is a published writer; Samantha is just about to get herfirst book published; Rusty’s writing is still confined to his journal. So it’swonderful to set them up that way, and to distinguish Rusty’s writing from theother two right from the start.The entire cast is quitegood, but Greg Kinnear stands out as Bill, a man who really seems to tackle allof life from a writer’s perspective, even when dealing with his children. Atone point he tells his son: “Rusty, Idon’t think you’re experiencing enough. I mean, the reason that you’recomfortable leaving your goddamn journal here on my desk is because there’snothing you’re trying to hide from me in your life, and that really worries me.”He tells Rusty to go get some experiences, because a writer is the sum of hisexperiences. Clearly, he uses different parenting tactics from most folks.He’s proud of hisdaughter for getting published, but is upset that it’s not the book that hehelped her with. She started another book on her own, and it’s that one that’sgetting published. Perhaps he’s overbearing in that regard because he himselfhasn’t written anything since his wife left. In an early scene, Rusty is havinga second Thanksgiving dinner with his mom and her boyfriend. The boyfriendremarks that he’s surprised that Samantha is getting published, and that Rustyis still writing, because he felt their father basically forced them to bewriters (by making them keep a journal and so on). It’s a really good scene,and a somewhat dramatic way of giving us important information.Samantha is decidedlycynical, particularly about love, and we learn that this is because of how sheperceived her father was treated by her mother. Of course, since she isdetermined to avoid love, she meets a really nice person, Louis (Logan Lerman),and begins to fall for him. The movie does feel a bit heavy-handed when dealingwith her storyline, as it really hammers the point home that she’s not lookingfor love. As a result, she is really a jerk to Louis at first, to the pointwhere as an audience member I am wondering why he’s even interested in her at all.I’d want to just smack her.Rounding out the cast isthe wonderful Kristen Bell as Tricia, the beautiful married neighbor with whomBill is having something of an affair. She encourages Bill to start datingagain, telling him, “You have a mildamount of celebrity, which is really all a writer can ask for.”Because Bill is a writer,and comes at life from that perspective, there was a line that really annoyedme. When Rusty heads out to see Kate, Bill tells him, “Drive careful.” A writer would never say that, never use anadjective when an adverb is required. Sadly, the film also gives us that tiredsequence of a man trying on various outfits while a woman critiques them. There was one other scenethat didn’t quite fit. Early on, Rusty punches Kate’s boyfriend after he pushedher to the floor. Then, very late in the film (with like only twenty minutesleft), that guy and one of his friends attack Rusty in a convenience store.It’s ridiculous, because it comes months later. Wouldn’t he have attacked himin school like the Monday after the incident? I expected the scene, but notthat late in the film. By then, we’ve completely forgotten about thatcharacter, and no longer care about him. The one other elementthat stood out as odd for me was when Samantha tells Louis her favorite song is“Polythene Pam,” and Louis tells her that’s a good choice. If a girl told methat was her favorite song, I would have to question her extensively about it.I love The Beatles (as does everyone), but “Polythene Pam”?Of course, these arefairly minor points. The film succeeds mainly because of its cast. JenniferConnelly is always good, always interesting. And there is something so likeableabout Greg Kinnear that he can allow himself to be overbearing, even nasty,without any fear of losing the audience. We just can’t help but like the guy.Stuck In Love was written and directed by Josh Boone. This is hisfirst feature film.Special FeaturesThe DVD includes acommentary track by writer/director Josh Boone and actor Nat Wolff. This is areally good commentary track. Josh Boone talks about how a lot of the film isautobiographical, that he did have a crush on a girl named Kate who had a drugproblem. And the poem that Rusty reads in front of the class is a poem thatJosh actually wrote and recited in school. He talks about getting the projectoff the ground. The film was shot in twenty days for just under five milliondollars. He did a rewrite in order to get Jennifer Connelly on board.The DVD also has “TheMaking Of Stuck In Love,” featuringinterviews with Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, LoganLerman, Josh Boone and producer Judy Cairo. The interviews were conducted onset. Greg Kinnear talks about his character and working with a first-timedirector. Writer/director Josh Boone talks about how he based some of hisscript on his parents’ divorce and other elements from his childhood. He sayshe was raised by strict Christians, and wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King asa kid. (Stephen King’s books play a somewhat significant role in the film.)This special feature is approximately twenty-eight minutes.Stuck In Love was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013through Millennium Entertainment. " /> DVD Review: Stuck In Love - Blogs - Wellington Daily News - Wellington, KS
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Stuck In Love is a sweet drama about a family of writers, each of

whom is coping with a different stage of love. Bill (Greg Kinnear) is a

divorced man who still loves his ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly), and

believes she’ll come back to him. His son, Rusty (Nat Wolff), is at the

beginning stages of love with Kate (Liana Liberato). And his daughter, Samantha

(Lily Collins), is determined to not fall in love.








The film introduces us to

the three writers in three short scenes, one after the other. The film opens

with a high school classroom scene, in which Rusty says in voice over, “I remember that it hurt – looking at her

hurt
.” And that line appears on the screen. We then meet Samantha, who is

speaking to a man who is off camera, and her first words also appear on screen:

I never enjoy anything. I’m always

waiting for whatever’s next
.” And we hear the sound of someone typing those

lines on a computer. And then we’re introduced to Bill, who is sneaking around

outside his wife’s new home. He looks in through a window, sees her arguing

with her new man, and smiles. We get some voice over, and the first several

words appear on screen: “As I stood there

staring through the window into my ex-wife’s new life…








All of this is in the

pre-credit sequence before we even know that they are writers. It’s an

interesting way to introduce them, to get a feel for what each of these

characters is about by seeing them in relation to their take on love. And to

have it as voice over, as if each of them is writing his or her life.

Interestingly, Rusty’s words are hand-written on screen, while Samantha’s and

Bill’s are typed. Bill is a published writer; Samantha is just about to get her

first book published; Rusty’s writing is still confined to his journal. So it’s

wonderful to set them up that way, and to distinguish Rusty’s writing from the

other two right from the start.








The entire cast is quite

good, but Greg Kinnear stands out as Bill, a man who really seems to tackle all

of life from a writer’s perspective, even when dealing with his children. At

one point he tells his son: “Rusty, I

don’t think you’re experiencing enough. I mean, the reason that you’re

comfortable leaving your goddamn journal here on my desk is because there’s

nothing you’re trying to hide from me in your life, and that really worries me
.”

He tells Rusty to go get some experiences, because a writer is the sum of his

experiences. Clearly, he uses different parenting tactics from most folks.








He’s proud of his

daughter for getting published, but is upset that it’s not the book that he

helped her with. She started another book on her own, and it’s that one that’s

getting published. Perhaps he’s overbearing in that regard because he himself

hasn’t written anything since his wife left. In an early scene, Rusty is having

a second Thanksgiving dinner with his mom and her boyfriend. The boyfriend

remarks that he’s surprised that Samantha is getting published, and that Rusty

is still writing, because he felt their father basically forced them to be

writers (by making them keep a journal and so on). It’s a really good scene,

and a somewhat dramatic way of giving us important information.








Samantha is decidedly

cynical, particularly about love, and we learn that this is because of how she

perceived her father was treated by her mother. Of course, since she is

determined to avoid love, she meets a really nice person, Louis (Logan Lerman),

and begins to fall for him. The movie does feel a bit heavy-handed when dealing

with her storyline, as it really hammers the point home that she’s not looking

for love. As a result, she is really a jerk to Louis at first, to the point

where as an audience member I am wondering why he’s even interested in her at all.

I’d want to just smack her.








Rounding out the cast is

the wonderful Kristen Bell as Tricia, the beautiful married neighbor with whom

Bill is having something of an affair. She encourages Bill to start dating

again, telling him, “You have a mild

amount of celebrity, which is really all a writer can ask for
.”








Because Bill is a writer,

and comes at life from that perspective, there was a line that really annoyed

me. When Rusty heads out to see Kate, Bill tells him, “Drive careful.” A writer would never say that, never use an

adjective when an adverb is required. Sadly, the film also gives us that tired

sequence of a man trying on various outfits while a woman critiques them.








There was one other scene

that didn’t quite fit. Early on, Rusty punches Kate’s boyfriend after he pushed

her to the floor. Then, very late in the film (with like only twenty minutes

left), that guy and one of his friends attack Rusty in a convenience store.

It’s ridiculous, because it comes months later. Wouldn’t he have attacked him

in school like the Monday after the incident? I expected the scene, but not

that late in the film. By then, we’ve completely forgotten about that

character, and no longer care about him.








The one other element

that stood out as odd for me was when Samantha tells Louis her favorite song is

“Polythene Pam,” and Louis tells her that’s a good choice. If a girl told me

that was her favorite song, I would have to question her extensively about it.

I love The Beatles (as does everyone), but “Polythene Pam”?








Of course, these are

fairly minor points. The film succeeds mainly because of its cast. Jennifer

Connelly is always good, always interesting. And there is something so likeable

about Greg Kinnear that he can allow himself to be overbearing, even nasty,

without any fear of losing the audience. We just can’t help but like the guy.








Stuck In Love was written and directed by Josh Boone. This is his

first feature film.








Special Features








The DVD includes a

commentary track by writer/director Josh Boone and actor Nat Wolff. This is a

really good commentary track. Josh Boone talks about how a lot of the film is

autobiographical, that he did have a crush on a girl named Kate who had a drug

problem. And the poem that Rusty reads in front of the class is a poem that

Josh actually wrote and recited in school. He talks about getting the project

off the ground. The film was shot in twenty days for just under five million

dollars. He did a rewrite in order to get Jennifer Connelly on board.








The DVD also has “The

Making Of Stuck In Love,” featuring

interviews with Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, Logan

Lerman, Josh Boone and producer Judy Cairo. The interviews were conducted on

set. Greg Kinnear talks about his character and working with a first-time

director. Writer/director Josh Boone talks about how he based some of his

script on his parents’ divorce and other elements from his childhood. He says

he was raised by strict Christians, and wasn’t allowed to read Stephen King as

a kid. (Stephen King’s books play a somewhat significant role in the film.)

This special feature is approximately twenty-eight minutes.








Stuck In Love was released on DVD and Blu-ray on October 8, 2013

through Millennium Entertainment.






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