STUCK squanders its brilliant premise on weak performances, awkward characters, and completely unnatural scripting in what could have been a dark and original screenplay. A promising young nurse accidentally hits a man who is down on his luck on her way home from the club. The man becomes lodged in her windshield, causing her to rush home to hide the car in a state of panic. Fearful of the consequences, she leaves the man to die as she attempts to cover up the accident. It is difficult to tell if it is the incompetence of the writing or the acting that manage to turn the plot into an utter mess. Mena Suvari and her supporting cast are all equally terrible, diminishing any tension or seriousness in their comical overacting. Suvari's passion for the script was apparently great enough to get her to do a nude scene, but not enough for her to put more effort into providing a better performance. The stunted social commentaries feel like forced attempts to elevate the importance of the script, but they are poorly constructed and are never fully fleshed out. To make matters worse, the audio track can hardly be heard over the blaring soundtrack, causing half of the dialogue to be completely drowned out. In the hands of a more competent cast and crew, this could have easily been an Independent film success, but its failures far outweigh the strength of its concept.
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