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
She's a trip. But she's no vacation.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references
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Did You Know?
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
You know, you can't control every damn thing that happens in your life.
I Wanna Die
Written by Jolie Holland
Performed by Jolie Holland See more