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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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Matt McFarland ...
Boy #1
Sarah Stafford ...
Girl #1
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Bryan (as Paulie Litowsky)
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Boy #3
Victor Chavez ...
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Susan (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
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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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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:

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

Gross:

$25,266,129 (USA) (25 June 2004)
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Trivia

When the script was first written, it was a number from "Cats" that Gertie was to perform at her school play, but the show closed before filming started. It was replaced with a number from "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street". See more »

Goofs

Ollie cautions Gertie to flush the toilet, but never mentions that she should wash her hands after using it. For a protective father like he is, this makes little sense. 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

The opening production company title features a CGI rended Jay and Silent Bob, recurring characters from the five previous ViewAskew films. Jersey Girl was the first ViewAskew movie to use the new title. See more »

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Parents Just Don't Understand
Written by Peter Brian Harris, Will Smith (as Willard C. Smith) and DJ Jazzy Jeff (as Jeffrey Townes)
Performed by DJ Jazzy Jeff (as DJ Jazzy Jeff) and Will Smith (as the Fresh Prince)
Courtesy of Jive Records
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Kevin Smith proves beyond any reasonable doubt he IS capable of making a crappy movie.
23 June 2006 | by (Baghdad) – See all my reviews

I am a Huuuuuuuuuuge Kevin Smith fan, Clerks, Mall Rats, Chasing Amy, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back are all fantastic movies he has done.

THIS IS NOT ONE OF THOSE MOVIES. This starts out with (barf) Bennifer. Ben Afleck AND J-Lo both pretending to know how to act their roles. Both unconvincing as all get out.

The kid is cute, but the script language is a little harsh for the material. -This is for the cotton candy crowd but dabbles in trying to be real or serious at moments and it just generally makes no damn sense at all what vibe it is trying to throw forward.

This is mainly your standard awwwwww isn't the kid cute and isn't this selfish man slowly being broken down by her irresistible charm.

Problem is the kid can act, Ben can't(at least not here). J-lo can't ever act. And the rest is just a wash and George Carlin isn't funny or believable either. In general this has the quality of a television show and makes you continually wonder where they hell it is going with the plot and why.

This sucks on so many levels- if you love this movie you really don't have much of a stranglehold on reality or what a quality film is.

This is utterly boring painful garbage.

THE PLOT: A man's wife is out of the picture- now he has to raise the kid himself with some help from George Carlin, the streetsweepin' Jersey dad. Ohhh boy get ready to be bored to death with the meandering pointless un-entertaining plot and script and poor acting.


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