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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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$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,319,171 (USA) (28 March 2004)

Gross:

$25,266,129 (USA) (27 June 2004)
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Following the failure of Gigli (2003), Miramax removed all images of Jennifer Lopez from all promotional spots, out of fear that people would think it was another Ben Affleck-Jennifer Lopez vehicle. The release date for Jersey Girl (2004) was pushed back from autumn 2003 to early 2004 and the studio also attempted to play down the presence of Lopez's character, Gertrude, in the movie, which included a public revelation about her character's fate. See more »

Goofs

Gertie's gravestone indicated she died (in childbirth) on June 1, yet she was extremely pregnant in the scene where she was preparing to attend the Video Music Awards, which are held in late summer/early fall. Ollie and Gertie should have been preparing for the MTV Movie Awards, or else Gertie delivered about 6 months overdue. 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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Jay says "Nooch." during the View Askew logo that plays at the end of the credits. See more »

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References Trixie (2000) See more »

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Wandering
Written by Ben Folds and Darren Jessee
Performed by Ben Folds
Courtesy of Epic 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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