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Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 March 2004 (USA)
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After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blowup, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

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Boy #1
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Girl #1
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Bryan (as Paulie Litowsky)
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Boy #3
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Doctor #1
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Storyline

Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Forget about who you thought you were, and just accept who you are. See more »

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Rated PG-13 on appeal for language and sexual content including frank dialogue | See all certifications »

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26 March 2004 (USA)  »

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,319,171 (USA) (26 March 2004)

Gross:

$25,266,129 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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Joey Lauren Adams was originally considered for the part of Gertrude Steiney. But Kevin Smith thought that pairing her with Ben Affleck again, would make the film look too similar to Chasing Amy (1997). So they went with Jennifer Lopez. See more »

Goofs

Ollie rips the buttons off his blue shirt as he gets into the costume for the Sweeney Todd skit. After the skit, the buttons are sewn back on and now he isn't wearing the white t-shirt underneath. See more »

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Teacher: Everyone, please take your seats. You heard the bell. You know what it means. Last week, the assignment was to write an essay about your family. Who they...
Teacher: [class: "Are!"] And what they...
Teacher: [class: "Mean to us!"] Excellent droning.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, a dedication appears to Kevin Smith's father, who died before the film was released. See more »

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References Airplane! (1980) See more »

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Jersey Girl
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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nice movie
28 March 2004 | by (NW Ohio) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge Kevin Smith fan for a long time. When I first saw the previews and whatnot for the movie I was a bit worried. This did not see like a Kevin Smith film, but after watching it, I can only say that this was an excellent film. It shows so much growth for a great film maker. While some will say that he continues to use the same cast for everything I find that to be one of his best attributes. He stays loyal to those who have been with him. The scene with Lee and Damon was one of the best in the movie. That was some vintage Smith. Through the movie he shows both the growth of his charaters along with his. He had me crying in few scenes, for both humor and drama. While I still believe that Chasing Amy and Mallrats are his best films, this is an excellent movie and will show those who say all he can do is pot and dirty jokes that he is the real deal.


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