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Stuck in Love (2012)

January 1, 2015

Greg Kinnear in Stuck in Love (2012)
Stuck in Love is my new favourite indie family drama/romance/comedy. I don't remember this at all from when it came out in cinemas here in 2013, but it's a great first film from writer/director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars), a huge Stephen King fan who is now lined up to direct The Stand.

This little film is about a family of writers and the love lives of father, daughter and son as they each wrestle with relationships. A bit more Hollywood than The Spectacular Now, and a bit more indie than Nancy Meyers or Nora Ephron (both of whom I love). The dialogue's layered and sharp, the relationships are unique and authentic, with nuanced performances from Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly. It's well worth a look if you're after a heartfelt sentimental romance or tearjerker, and it's a nice ode to books. If you end up watching it and liking it, check out Kevin Smith's Hollywood Babble-On podcast with director Josh Boone, it's a great filmmaker's story.

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