Sunday, June 15, 2008

Stuck - Movie Review

Stuck (R) 85 minutes B
Sad but true
Starring Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea, Russell Hornsby, and Rukiya Bernard

Some of you might remember hearing or reading about the Texas women who hit a homeless man with her car, panicked (because she'd also been drinking and taking drugs), drove home with him stuck in the windshield, and parked the car in her garage. The man spent two days (alive) stuck in the broken windshield before eventually bleeding to death.

That happened in October 2001, and Stuck is based on that incident. As usual with these kind of adaptations, the story has been dressed up and exaggerated. The names have been changed and certain details rearranged, but Stuck is surprisingly entertaining and suspenseful. Clocking in at just under 90 minutes long, the film pulls you in and before you know it- it's over.

There's not a lot to this film, it's not complex or deep. It's like a quick roll in the hay- superficial, satisfying, and recommended.

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