Friday, February 14, 2014

Stuck in Love

"I could hear my heart beating. I could hear everyone's heart. I could hear the human noise we sat there making, not one of us moving, not even when the room went dark.” ~ 
Raymond Carter, What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 

This is a line that the actor quoted, saying this is one book that influenced his writing.

Well, since it is Valentine's Day, I thought I must write about this movie, Stuck in Love that I watched sometime back. I am thinking I'd rather write about movies that you could have missed rather than the obvious blockbusters unless I watch them in the first week. 

It is about a writer who keeps snooping on his ex-wife (Jennifer Connelly) hoping that she would come back some day, and their two children and how they deal with love. Jennifer Connelly is one woman I am crazy about, so I would recommend this movie on her strength alone, but this movie has some hilarious and sweet moments too, and very good actors.

Their children both teenagers, a daughter (Lily Collins. Found out she is Phil Collin's daughter) who is becoming a published author and a son who is also on the verge of becoming one, carry baggage of their own and maneuver through their love lives.  One is a headstrong independent, and self-assured young woman who cares two hoots about commitment and one is going through his first pangs of desire. 

This movie has got romance, drama, and comedy all in one. The characters are lovable and though it seemed impossible, I rooted for the estranged couple to somehow find their way back to each other.  Loved it loved it loved it. 

Also watched the critically acclaimed Blue Valentine. Do not watch it on Valentine's Day. :-)