Reasons to get ‘Stuck in Love’

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Was it the intellectual shout-outs to Raymond Carver and Flannery O’Connor? Were they afraid we’d glaze over? It’s hard to figure why the modest but engaging ensemble drama “Stuck in Love” (2013) bypassed theaters. Greg Kinnear plays Bill Borgens, an acclaimed novelist comically stagnating since his wife (Jennifer Connelly) left him. He remains hopeful that she’ll reconsider – and in the meantime, he’ll keep on peeping through her window, anxious for some glimpse of trouble in paradise with the new boyfriend. Their daughter, Samantha (Lily Collins, “Mirror Mirror”), is a breezily cynical coed shutting out her mother over the split, and channeling her jaded promiscuity into her own literary breakout.

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