Stuck in Love

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Stuck in Love directed by Josh Boone is an endearing drama about the different shades of love as experienced by the members of a family used to expressing their feelings through their creative writing. ‘Stuck in love’ is a story about first loves and second chances.The movie covers first love to heartbreak, separation to reconciliation, anti-relationship to accepting a new one, and even relationship between family members. It's about opening your heart up and accepting changes, facing challenges and enjoying the love that we experience. What I love about this movie is the rawness of the feeling of love and the direct obsession and possession of it. I really related to the character of Samantha who is afraid of being attached to someone because she’s seen how love can destroy a person which she has seen first hand from her parents rough separation. She has learnt to become a realist,‘avoid love at all costs’ is her motto. I believe this is very wise as no body is faithful these days, people treat marriage more like a hobby in this day and age instead of a full on commitment. The divorce rate in New Zealand has fluctuated since the 1900’s, we are at the highest percentage that divorce has ever been. I feel as though people these days have forgotten the real meaning of love, or just don't understand what a real commitment is. “I never enjoy anything. I’m always waiting for whatever’s next. I think everyone is like that… living life in fast forward, never stopping to enjoy the moment, too busy trying to rush through everything, so we can get on with what we’re really supposed to be doing with our lives. I get these flashes of clarity, brilliant clarity, where, for a second, I stop, and I think: ‘Wait, this is it. This is my life. I’d better slow down and enjoy it because one day we’re all going to end up in the ground, and that’ll be it. We’ll be gone.’”
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