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Writer's block: 'Stuck in Love'


Writer's block: 'Stuck in Love'

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‘Stuck in Love follows the love lives and relationships of a novelist and his dysfunctional family.

Lily Collins stars as the cynical, promiscuous daughter Samantha.

The actress spoke about what attracted her to the role: “It’s a story about a family of writers who have found love in unexpected places – are either stuck in their situation in love, like my dad is still in love with my mum but they’ve divorced and my brother finds love for the first time and I don’t believe in love. So, it’s all these journeys of self-discovery going on while the family builds itself back up together. I thought the comedy aspect, the romance, the drama, it all kind of came together in a way that wasn’t one over the other, or wasn’t just romance or just comedy.”

The daughter of British musician Phil Collins, Lily Collins said she could relate to her character in many ways and drew parallels with her own family: “I have always had a family that has been quite spread out over the globe and my dad is known for doing what he’s done and I am somewhat going in a similar direction, but wanting to do so in my own way and in my own path and that is what Samantha does. She is also a writer like her dad, but she does so in a way that is how she wants to do it. I think it is important to stress how families are all over the place now anyway. There is no normal, the new normal is that there is no normal.”

‘Stuck in Love’ is a tale of love lost and found, all wrapped up in a complex family package. The film is out in the UK now.

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