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Jersey Girl (2004)

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

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Matt McFarland ...
Boy #1
Sarah Stafford ...
Girl #1
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Bryan (as Paulie Litowsky)
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Boy #3
Victor Chavez ...
Boy #4
William Mace ...
Boy #5
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Susan (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
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Greenie
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Block
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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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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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Budget:

$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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The first of Kevin Smith's films to be rated PG-13 in the U.S., although it was initially rated R, until appeal. 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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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 Out of Sight (1998) See more »

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Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Written by Wallis Willis
Performed by George Jones
Courtesy of Bandit Records
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What happened Kevin? How did you go from Jay and Silent Bob to this?
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Jersey Girl is Smith's weakest film to date. Over sentimental, a poor script and truly horrific performances are all factors that mar this film and bring it down to new depths that Smith has never seen. Some of the jokes are just so awful I can't actually comprehend what was going on in Smith's mind when he wrote them - like Affleck and Tyler being caught having sex by a family member? What on earth? Is Smith really so creatively poor that he has to take one of the biggest clichés in motion picture history and insert it into a pivotal moment in what is meant to be a different style of film? After seeing this whole film you will see that the answer is yes! What a waste of time and effort!


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