Lily Collins


Phoenix Film Festival: ‘Stuck in Love’ a low-key romantic dramedy content to be generic

Life would be so much easier if it played out as it does in wish-fulfillment fantasies like Stuck in Love, but because life is difficult, it makes this film feel especially alien. This is a cookie-cutter world, where all the houses are expansive, open, clean, and have a hell of a view; where the only conflicts arise are those that get resolved without much in the way of obstacles; and where all of the participants are attractive and well-dressed enough that they may as well be modeling for the Sears catalog. Stuck in Love is, if nothing else, well-cast, but it’s so aggressively low-key that it never makes much of an impact.

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