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Jersey Girl (2004)

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

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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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He wanted it all...but he got more than he bargained for. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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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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Fatherhood Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$167,297 (South Africa) (29 October 2004)

Gross:

$402,997 (South Africa) (12 November 2004)
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Based on writer/director Kevin Smith's experiences as a father. See more »

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In the first scene, at the Christmas party, Santa Claus is sitting on the throne in the middle of the room with a girl on his lap. When Ollie walks up there seconds later (in the next shot) they are both gone. See more »

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Most Heartfelt from Kevin Smith
13 November 2004 | by (Hollywood, California) – See all my reviews

This is without any doubt my favorite Kevin Smith film. Unlike his other brilliant comedies this is a story that is truly written from the heart. It has a lot of warmth and pain mixed in with a complex story of a man coming to terms with his fatherhood. The fact that he dedicated the film to his late father shows this to be a film maker working through the loss of an important figure in his life. George Carlin gives a stand out performance as Ben Affleck's father and Ben Affleck gives a stellar performance of a man that comes to terms with the life he has instead of the life he (thinks) he wants. This film still has the same witty humor like any good Kevin Smith film does but it is undercut by the seriousness of the relationship between a child and their parent. Whether it is Ben's relationship with his father or his relationship as a father to his adorable daughter. The only criticism I had was that Ben could not bring himself to cry at a key moment in the film. Other than that, his and everyone else's performances were outstanding. Kevin Smith deserves much credit for revealing so much about himself in this film.


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