2018 Film Challenge: 14. Stuck In Love

I downloaded this after perusing Kristen Bell’s filmography on IMDB. It sounded decent so I thought I’d check it out. Kristen’s not actually in it that much, but I enjoyed it. There’s nothing particularly stand-out about it, but it’s a good watch and flew by. I’m more than happy with a film that focuses on love and writing. I felt a degree of kinship with Josh Boone (the writer) and not just because he likes Bright Eyes and Elliott Smith!

The thoughts I had whilst watching:

  • Spying on your ex wife is pretty creepy
  • I’d forgotten Jennifer Connelly was in this
  • Yes! I’m with you dude. I write stuff in order to not have to say it out loud.
  • I’m not convinced that I’d write better if I was slutty
  • This relationship’s reminding me a bit of (500) Days Of Summer (or at least my vague memory of it)
  • Liking the hat
  • That’s a very seasonal seduction line
  • Please don’t choose a laptop based on the colour of it
  • Good album choice (Bright Eyes)
  • Nice song choice now! (Between The Bars)
  • I like that you’re actually seeing couples getting to know each other – sharing their favourite things etc. This is too often missing from romantic films – they’ll just suddenly be in love and you don’t get why.
  • That’s still creepy, dude.
  • Don’t go spying in drawers when the door’s open, ya muppet
  • You shouldn’t spring public speaking on people. That’s just evil.
  • I could just eat a Chinese takeaway
  • I like it when my drink matches what they’re drinking on TV (red wine in this case)
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2 Responses to 2018 Film Challenge: 14. Stuck In Love

  1. Crashing Elliptical says:

    This was another one I hadn’t heard of until I saw it on your list. Consequently it was another rental from Amazon Video.

    As it started I thought I was going to struggle to warm to the characters, but after about 20 minutes or so I totally changed my mind. I really loved this film!

    A few observations:
    When Rusty read his poem out in class, was I the only one who was reminded of Jeffrey Lewis?
    I like the ridiculous inappropriateness of Elliott Smith as date music!
    I actually have a copy of What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver. I’ve never read it however (it’s not just hundreds of DVDs and blu-ray that I own that I’ve never watched, I have loads of unread books too!)
    I was glad Samantha and Lou got back together towards the end

    Thank you for including this on your list, I’d probably never have watched it otherwise, but I’m so pleased I did. A definite hit with me!

    • Chantal Chantal says:

      I’m really pleased you enjoyed it so much 🙂 The Jeffrey Lewis comparison didn’t occur to them at the time, I have to say, though if I watch it again at some point, I’ll have to try and keep an eye out for that.

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