Casper is a young soldier home from Afghanistan on bereavement leave after the death of his father. On his last night in town, a near-miss bar fight in the old neighborhood leads to a chance run-in with his childhood crush Rebecca, now a grad student coping with a foundering academic career and a fraught relationship with her married academic advisor. Over the course of a single night, the two traverse a striking Minnesota cityscape, growing closer but knowing they will inevitably have to part ways at dawn. As the pair muse on the nature of life, fear, youth, and disappointment, at turns falling in love and falling apart, their journey mirrors that of a generation experiencing a collective quarter-life crisis.
Featuring standout performances by rising indie stars Zoe Lister-Jones (Breaking Upwards, Arranged) and Sam Rosen (also one of the film's screenwriters), and supported by cameos from Josh Hartnett and Michael Imperioli, Stuck Between Stations is a portrait of restless youth torn between promise and malaise, and an authentic and affecting snapshot of a generational zeitgeist.