Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Stuck on "Stuck in Love"
Nat Wolff plays Rusty, the sensitive student who, when forced to read a poem he wrote before his class, declares "it was written under the influence of cannabis" in front of a "Poet Tree" with Emily Dickinson, Oscar Wilde and Maya Angelou as leaves for the picking:
In the sea of desks
There's talk of bags and games
and long pipes that leak dreams
with the strike of a match
and there's a loudness to the whispers I hear....
When Rusty is accused of being stoned at Thanksgiving dinner, his mother takes him into the kitchen for a heart-to-heart where she tells him, "Pot, and nothing else, ever." When he says, "You don't have to worry about me," she correctly replies, "Yes, I do. It's my job." It's the most intelligent mother-son discussion about weed since Lily Tomlin's in 9-5.
Stephen King, who once declared pot should be legal so that Maine could benefit from a legal cottage industry, figures in the plot and Kristen Bell rings true (as always) in a comedic role.