Sunday Matinee: Stuck [Film]

 

“Taking place over one fateful day on a New York City subway, a group of strangers from different walks of life are unexpectedly brought together in an uplifting celebration of life and kindness through music.” – newswire.com

 

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I will be the first to tell you Folks, I am NOT a musical guy. It’s just never really been my forte, but I do understand why they are beloved in a way that is very different from other genres of film. That being said, I absolutely LOVED this film. And not in an “except for the music part” sort of way. No, this certainly added to the experience of watching this absolute masterpiece of a film. I simply cannot get enough of a simple setting of a film being completed amplified and taking you on an emotional adventure. I call it “Breakfast Clubbing”. I think that could catch on, right? Anyway, with Stuck, you get some incredible character development, accompanied by amazing performances, and a brilliant story penned by writer/director Michael Berry. Yet, the majority of the film takes place in a simple Subway train. It’s truly incredible how much talent is involved with this film!

 

 

And in way of performances, it was pretty much a given that Giancarlo Esposito was going to absolutely blow minds with his role, because that’s what he does! He has always been an absolute crusher. I’ve always said the sign of a brilliant performer is if you cannot even fathom another person in that role, they did their job superbly. And Esposito did just that with Stuck, and with everything he has ever appeared on. What I will admit is that I wasn’t sure about, or at least had never experienced, how one of my childhood crushes from the music world, Ashanti, was going to do in the world of acting. And Folks, I am now kicking my own ass for even doubting for a second that she couldn’t do it. I bought in hard on her role as the brooding and intelligent character Eve. I did however find it ironic that in a film with so many musical numbers, the Grammy winning, multi-platinum R&B singer…..doesn’t sing? It doesn’t take a single thing away from the film, but damn would it have added to it, don’t you think?

Overall, Stuck is an absolute delight of a film and a testament to what can happen when we stop recognizing each other by our differences, and recognizing why we are alike. Check it out Folks! You wil not regret it!

Stuck is available now on VOD and will be available on DVD on September 17th, 2019.

 


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/351284330″>Stuck_TRAILER_PG13_MPAA Approved</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/visionfilmsinc”>Vision Films</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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