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A young suicidal and rebellious teen gets sent to her Grandparents for the summer where life takes an unexpected turn.

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After her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo) gets married for the third time, 17-year-old Greta (Hillary Duff), who had witnessed her father kill himself, withdraws within herself, and turns rebellious. In lieu of boot camp she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Katherine (Ellen Burstyn) and Joseph (Michael Murphy) where she makes it known that she is determined to kill herself. She then falls for a cook, Julie (Evan Ross) at the local restaurant, much to the chagrin of her grandparents - especially when they find out he had been interned in a juvenile correctional facility. Faced with all-round opposition and unhappy with her life Greta plans her suicide during a boating trip - a plan that will not only expose closeted skeletons, but also shatter and change everyone's lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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She's a trip. But she's no vacation.

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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The photograph of Greta's father is John Heard, Melissa Leo's then real-life boyfriend who fathered her son John Matthew Heard. See more »

Quotes

Greta: That DMV guy was emotionally unstable, okay? It was not my driving that made him cry.
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I Wanna Die
Written by Jolie Holland
Performed by Jolie Holland
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'Greta' Should Be an Anagram for 'Spectacular'
20 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie was, simply put, amazing.

The things that the producers were able to do with very basic plot was incredible. It's basically "Georgia Rule", but much better.

Greta is a sarcastic, pessimistic, rebellious teenager that has been sent to live with her grandparents over the summer. During her trip, she learns more about herself and the people around her. As I said, basic plot.

But the acting was amazing, the humor was solid, and the compassion in this film was heartwarming. I can't stop watching this movie; I don't understand why something like this isn't in the theaters, but a movie like "The Last Song", which I didn't particularly enjoy at all, managed to gain a wider range of viewers.

This movie is deep. And it's funny. And it's really well-done. I don't know what else I can say. It's a definite ten for me.


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