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Dome Pondering Movie Review: Stuck In Love (2012)

What is it about? 

A famous writer, his ex-wife, and their children deal with the issues and complexities of love as they deal with family and professional issues. 

Who is in it? 

Greg Kinnear - Bill Borgens

Lily Collins - Samantha Borgens

Nat Woff - Rusty Borgens

Jennifer Connelly - Erica

Favorite Scene: 

After disappearing and falling back into a drug and alcohol addiction at a party, the family retrieves Kate from a house where she was high and found naked. The family internally mourns in the car as Rusty breaks down due to the reality of the situation. 

Favorite Quote: 

"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark."


Stuck in Love is a very cookie cutter movie about love, family, and the realness of love. Nonetheless, what makes this film so good is it's ability to show the other side of love. The issues, the complexities, the negatives, and the overall tough issues that we not only must deal with in terms of the other person, but the changes, fear, and risks we must take in our own lives to pursuit in. 

SIL provides lots of in-depth characters who are portrayed by great talent which truly drives the entire film. Lily Collins in the role of Samantha Bergens steals the spotlight in the film. 

All in all, Stuck in Love is a great film that takes the typical love expression and traditional happy ending plot, and gives it a real twist exposing the hardships not seen in many films. 

A very good watch. Give a spin in the DVD if you can. 

Grade: 3.25/5

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