Y’gotta love a movie with tons of heart. “Stuck In Love” is just such a movie. It cleverly ties all things together into a gorgeous bow in the shape of a Hollywood ending. Bill Borgens (Greg Kinnear) is a very successful writer & pretty pathetic at love. His ex-wife, Erica (Jennifer Connelly) was driven into the arms of another man. Then there’s Bill’s free-spirited daughter, Samantha (Lilly Collins.) When it comes to having sex, she’s a Point A straight to Point B person. She’s not a dabbler. Bill’s son, Rusty (Nat Wolf) is engulfed in his awkward teenage phase.
Bill gets by, sexually speaking, thanks to his frisky neighbor, Tricia (Kristen Bell.) She often stops by to drop off a package, herself. It’s quick, easy & tearing Bill apart inside. Enter Lou (Logan Lerman.) He’s just a nice guy who meets Samantha & sets out to be her friend. It’s great to watch the ice thaw on Samantha over the course of the film. This is a well-written movie & a well-acted movie. It reminds me of ‘Love Actually” & that’s one of my favorites. I highly recommend it. Rated R. Follow me on Twitter @leoquinones. You can also hear me every Saturday host The Film Freak Movie Talk Show every Saturday at 4p PST on KFWB NewsTalk 980 AM Los Angeles or online at www.kfwbam.com