STUCK

Gratefully Only 85 Minutes

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Release Date: May 30, 2008

Starring: Stephen Rea, Mena Suvari,
Russell Hornsby, and Rukiya
Bernard

Genre: Horror/Comedy

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 85 minutes

Distributor: THINKFilm

Director: Stuart Gordon

Executive Producer: John F.S. Laing, Tim McGrath,
and Andrew Arno

Producer: Stuart Gordon, Christian
Arnold-Beutelo, Robert Katz,
Jay Firestone, and Ken Gordon

Writer: Stuart Gordon and John Strysik

Address Comments To:

Jeff Sackman, President/CEO
THINKFilm
23 East 22nd Street, Fifth Floor
New York, New York 10010
Phone: (212) 444-7900
Fax: (212) 444-7901
Website: www.thinkfilmcompany.com

Content:

(HH, Pa, C, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, A, DD, MMM) Strong humanist worldview with some light pagan elements, plus with minor positive Catholic character; 84 obscenities, 14 profanities and seven racial slurs; extreme violence of man being hit by car and left impaled in windshield, close up shots of gore, man hit in face with board, man stabbed in eye with ballpoint pen; depicted fornication; upper female and male nudity, nude couple in bed together; alcohol use; depicted smoking and use of illegal drugs; and, lying, attempting to murder accident victim, hit and run, deception.

Summary:

Claiming to be a “black comedy,” STUCK is a gore filled story of Brandi who while driving drunk and on drugs accidentally hits Tom, impaling him into her windshield where he remains throughout most of the movie. Senseless, gory, filled with foul language and sex, there’s nothing to recommend about this movie.

Review:

Claiming to be a “black comedy,” STUCK is a gore-filled story of a woman named Brandi (played by Mena Suvari), who while driving drunk and on drugs accidentally hits Tom (played by Stephen Rea), impaling him into her windshield where he remains throughout most of the movie. With Tom still stuck (hence the title) in her windshield, she goes home to her garage and locks Tom up, assuming he’ll be dead by morning. However, Tom continues to live as Brandi hits him with a piece of wood, brings her drug dealer boyfriend over to kill him, douses him in gasoline to set him on fire, yet Tom continues to live. In fact, Tom is able to kill the boyfriend and ultimately Brandi herself.

The only minor redemptive element in STUCK is a young boy and his Catholic mother, who crosses herself when she spies Tom in the garage, stuck in the windshield. They try to help, but her husband won’t let them for fear of getting involved with the police and fear of deportation.

This story claims to be inspired by “tabloid headlines,” which only confirms the implausibility of the action. The movie is tightly written, though chooses action and gore over character development. The special effects are good. Regrettably, the violence seems very real. There is constant foul language, extremely gory violence, depicted sex by an unmarried couple, and scores of acts of immoral behavior. Most sensible people will want to avoid being STUCK.

In Brief:

Claiming to be a “black comedy,” STUCK is a gore-filled story of Brandi who while driving drunk and on drugs accidentally hits Tom, impaling him into her windshield where he remains throughout most of the movie. With Tom still stuck (hence the title) in her windshield, she goes home to her garage and locks Tom up, assuming he’ll be dead by morning. However, Tom continues to live as Brandi hits him with a piece of wood, brings her drug dealer boyfriend over to kill him, douses him in gasoline to set him on fire, yet Tom lives. In fact, Tom is able to kill the boyfriend and ultimately Brandi herself. The only positive element is a Catholic woman and her son who try unsuccessfully to help Tom.

The movie claims to be inspired by “tabloid headlines,” which only confirms the implausibility of the action. The story is tightly written, but it chooses action and gore over character development. The special effects are good. Regrettably, the violence seems very real. There is constant foul language, extremely gory violence, depicted sex by an unmarried couple, and scores of acts of immoral behavior.