Stuck in Love is the first feature film from writer-director Josh Boone. And while this is our first look at his ensemble romantic-comedy, its insanely stacked cast speaks well for its script. Untangling several interwoven stories about sex, love and romance, Stuck in Love stars Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Jennifer Connelly, Greg Kinnear, Lily Collins, Spencer Breslin, Admission's Nat Wolff, and Patrick Schwarzenegger in his first role since Jock Kid Game #3 in 2006's The Benchwarmers. And its first trailer seems to suggest that no matter what age you are, or what stage of life you're in, love can be baffling.
This is one thing that unites every member of the Borgens family. Father William (Kinnear) is a celebrated author who has been suffering from major writer's block since his wife Erica (Connelly) left him for a younger, fitter man. His teenage children are also both aspiring writers. Rusty (Wolff) is a science fiction enthusiast who admires Stephen King and seems destined for heartbreak when he pursues a gorgeous but troubled girl (Trespass's Liana Liberato). Samantha (Collins) is on the verge of publishing her first novel, and in response to her parents' divorce decides she'll duck love in favor of flings. But nothing for the Borgens goes quite according to plan.
Samantha meets a boy worth reconsidering her no-love position for. William begins to abandon his obsession with his ex when he starts an affair with a much younger and bubblier neighbor (Bell), who urges him to dive back into the dating pool. And Rusty learns love means more than his favorite novels ever let on.
Stuck in Love made its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival last fall. It opens in limited release April 19th, and expands into a wider release on June 14th.
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