Parents' Guide to

Stuck in Love

By Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 17+

Thoughtful family drama has some teen drinking/drug use.

Movie R 2013 97 minutes
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Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

Really...Love this movie..❤️

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Want to keep watching

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Our review:
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The movie's deep, multi-faceted characters result in terrific performances by the entire cast. Many movies about writers wind up taking a passive approach as the writer character sits back, observes, and records life as it happens around him or her. Writer/director Josh Boone has solved this dilemma with his complex, emotional portrait of family of writers. STUCK IN LOVE isn't really about the act of writing itself but rather the struggle with how much a writer needs to open up his or her heart to the world. The characters show varying degrees of this struggle, as well as the pain that can be associated with all of them. This is obviously Boone's strength.

Boone's visual style, too, is mainly in service of the characters, without any fancy flourishes. Where the movie steps wrong is in the subplot about a teen drug addict. Those scenes collapse into melodrama, shattering the movie's spell. But Stuck in Love quickly rights itself into a satisfying full circle.

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