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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 »

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Joseph: She's your family, Katherine. She's your flesh and blood. She's not some enemy you have to defeat.
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Surprisingly good
12 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie left me pleasantly surprised. I was not expecting much but it delivered. It does not seem like a high budget movie; the plot is not terribly interesting but there is a human story that really touched me. There is definitely a bright ray of hope in the movie. By the way, I was also very surprised by the performance of Hilary Duff, it was actually quite good. This is a great example of a movie with a cast that is not famous but who work together well to portray the characters. It is one of those movies that I may not remember all the details of but I will remember that it had some good meaning... Watch it, you won't regret it.


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