May 30, 2008
Director: Stuart Gordon
MPAA Rating: R (for strong violence, disturbing content, sexuality/nudity, language and drug use)
Screenwriter: Stuart Gordon
Starring: Mena Suvari, Stephen Rea
Copyright Holder: N/A
Stuart Gordon ("Re-Animator," "Edmond") creates a provocative, over-the-top experience in "Stuck," a tabloid-tinged thriller inspired by true events. Brandi (Mena Suvari) is a compassionate young retirement-home caregiver in-line for a promotion. Tom (Stephen Rea) is a victim of the downsized economy, out of work and newly homeless. Their worlds collide when Brandi, driving home from a club after too many drinks and pills, accidentally hits Tom, the impact smashing his body head-first through her car’s windshield. If discovered, this "accident" will extinguish her bright future, so instead of saving him, her plan is to let him pass and dispose of the body later. Faced with this reality, Tom knows he must escape if he wants to survive.