Stuck In Love or Writers? Who cares, the most important thing about Josh Boone‘s upcoming drama is that we finally have the first trailer and some great images to share! Described as funny, tough and touching story, the movie has an awesome cast on board which includes Lily Collins, Logan Lerman, Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly, and is set to hit limited theaters this April. For more details – check out the rest of this report…
Written and directed by Josh Boone, the movie focuses on the complicated relationships between a successful novelist, his ex-wife and their collegiate daughter and teenage son.
Greg Kinnear stars as a novelist named Bill Borgens who has been struggling to keep it together since his wife Erica, played by Jennifer Connelly, left him for a younger man three years earlier.
Instead of working on a new book, he obsesses about his ex, spies on her and her new husband while pretending to be jogging and insists that their 16 year-old son, Rusty, played by Nat Wolff, set a place at the Thanksgiving table for Erica every year, even though she never comes.
This Thanksgiving, their 19-year-old daughter Samantha, played by Lily Collins, comes home from college with momentous news: her first novel has been accepted for publication.
Bill is both thrilled, since he has been raising both his children to be writers since birth, and chagrined, since she wrote the book without any help from him. But when he suggests that Sam share her good news with Erica, she balks, refusing to have anything to do with the woman she believes betrayed her father.
Deeply wounded by her mother’s departure, Sam has constructed a wall between herself and love. She pursues only one-night stands and uncommitted hookups to protect herself from being hurt. When her classmate Lou, played by Logan Lerman, tries to initiate a real relationship with her, she ridicules him and leaves before she has to reveal that he has touched her.
When Lou stops coming to the writing seminar they both attend, Sam tracks him down and follows him to the hospital where his mother lies dying. Not even cynical Sam can resist Lou’s gallantry in the face of tragedy.
Meanwhile, Rusty is just the kind of guy his sister abhors — romantic, needy and hoping to rescue a damsel in distress. He gets his chance when beautiful Kate, played by Liana Liberato, the secret crush he dedicates his poetry to, has a fight with her abusive boyfriend, and he steps in. Soon Rusty and Kate are inseparable, but he is so blinded by love that he is unable to see how seriously troubled she really is.
When Erica attends a launch event for Sam’s book, she is devastated by her daughter’s rejection. As the Borgens family reopens old wounds and inflicts some new ones, Kate spins out of control. It will take all of their considerable resources to save her, but they will have to put aside their grudges in order to do so.
Stuck in Love premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival last year and will hit select theaters on April 19th, 2013. Click on the images & poster to take a better look, and let us know what you think!