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According to Greta -- A young suicidal and rebellious teen gets sent to her grandparents for the summer where life takes an unexpected turn.
According to Greta -- A young suicidal and rebellious teen gets sent to stay with her grandparents for the summer, where her life takes an unexpected turn.


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  (in credits order)

Hilary Duff ... Greta

Evan Ross ... Julie

Michael Murphy ... Joseph

Ellen Burstyn ... Katherine

Melissa Leo ... Karen

Maury Ginsberg ... Lou

John Rothman ... Edgar

Sylvia Kauders ... Mrs. Wocheski

Oren Skoog ... Steve

Dave Shalansky ... Cable Guy

Vivan Dugré ... Donna
Gary Mottola ... Red Tie Bar Guy
Stuart Zagnit ... Man on Bus
Edward Lane ... Old Man (as Ed Lane)

Eric Sheffer Stevens ... Yellow Sweater Guy

Michael F. McGuirk ... Blue Shirt Guy (as Michael McGuirk)

Kelly Sullivan ... Tracy

Tsianina Joelson ... Stacy
Julian Joseph ... Kid
Daniel L. Robertson ... Kid

William Fowle ... Gerrard

Will MacAdam ... Milt
Gil Deeble ... Asbury Cop
Mark Havlis ... Neptune Cop

Frank Rodriguez ... Neptune Cop
Tim Gallin ... Brawler
Linton Alfred ... Brawler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Daniel Lee Robertson III ... Kid
Jason Acuna ... Restaurant customer (uncredited)

John Farrer ... Homeless Street Drunk (uncredited)
Mike Hurt ... (uncredited)

Robert Oppel ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Paul Thornton ... Drunkard (uncredited)

Directed by
Nancy Bardawil 
Writing credits
Michael Gilvary (written by)

Produced by
Trent Broin .... co-producer
Hilary Duff .... executive producer
Vivan Dugré .... associate producer
Bert Kern .... associate producer
Jacob Mosler .... co-producer
Ryan Peterson .... co-executive producer
Valeska Ramet .... co-executive producer
Rick Rosenthal .... producer
Gary Dean Simpson .... producer
Douglas J. Sutherland .... producer
Christian von Tippelskirch .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
John Nordstrom  (as John E. Nordstrom)
Cinematography by
Michael Lohmann 
Film Editing by
Michelle Botticelli 
Casting by
Mary Gail Artz 
Shani Ginsberg 
Production Design by
Joshua Stricklin 
Art Direction by
Travis Zariwny 
Set Decoration by
Emily Dawson 
Costume Design by
Ligia Morris 
Makeup Department
Bert Reo Anderson .... hair stylist
Qodi Armstrong .... hair department head
Michelle Kearns .... key makeup artist
Tarsha Marshall .... assistant hair stylist
David Presto .... makeup artist
Thomas Smusz .... assistant hair stylist
Ande Yung .... assistant makeup artist (as Anne Kruglinski)
Production Management
Fran Giblin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Leo Bauer .... first assistant director
Becky Chin .... second assistant director
Shea Farrell .... second second assistant director
Marco Londoner .... first assistant director: second unit
Cyndi Martin .... additional second second assistant director
Tony Phillippe .... second assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Susan Evans .... key on-set dresser
Morgan Gillio .... property master
Duncan Johnson .... on-set dresser
Fry Karins .... camera scenic artist
James Obed .... leadman
Sound Department
Rob Embrey .... studio manager
Eric Gitelson .... adr engineer
Peter D. Lago .... foley editor
Maggie Malyn .... post-production sound coordinator
Greg Mauer .... foley mixer
Andrew Melnyk .... boom operator
Rick Owens .... foley artist
Mark A. Rozett .... sound re-recording mixer
David J. Schwartz .... sound mixer
Steven Utt .... sound recordist
Kelly Vandever .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
David Cole .... supervising digital colourist
Paul Hopkins .... digital compositor
Morgan McDermott .... digital compositor
Damian McDonnell .... digital colourist
Corinne Pooler .... executive visual effects producer: Digital Dream
Nabil Schiantarelli .... senior compositor
Eric Withee .... visual effects producer: Svengali FX
Chris Barnes .... marine coordinator
Chris Colombo .... assistant stunt coordinator
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt rigger
Terence Lorino .... water safety
Tina Mckissick .... stunt double: Hilary Duff
Joanna Shelmidine .... stunt doubled: Hilary Duff
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Ando .... camera operator
Adam Brown .... underwater assistant camera
Joseph Fittipaldi .... best boy electric
Mauricio Gallego .... electrician
David Giesbrecht .... still photographer
Matt Gulbin .... best boy grip
Vesa Holle .... additional electric
Matt Kessler .... epk videographer
Nick Maczka .... grip
Calvin Maehl .... gaffer
Dominic Mainl .... first assistant camera
Joe Mandeville .... grip
Timothy M. Mather .... dolly grip
Greg McMahon .... second assistant camera
Michael Mortell .... electrician
Angel Pacheco .... grip
Ray Richards .... generator operator
Che Roacher .... grip
Meg Schrock .... additional grip
Dan Smith .... first assistant camera
Adam Troeger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Demian Scott Vaughs .... key grip
Jeffrey Lee Woods .... electrician
Animation Department
Jon Adler .... animator
Jon Adler .... titles and animation
Brad Chmielewski .... titles and animation
Jessica Donofrio .... titles and animation
Vanida Vae .... titles and animation
Casting Department
Lori Eastside .... casting associate
Lori Eastside .... extras casting
Patricia Yuen .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Merav Elbaz Belschner .... key costumer (as May Elbaz)
Erin Hogan-Braker .... set costumer
Shelby Saboy .... wardrobe supervisor
Sarah Staskauskas .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Valance Eisleben .... digital data conformist
David M. Perkins .... colorist: dailies
Music Department
Michael Jay .... music editor
Season Kent .... music supervisor
Massimo Ruberto .... music editor
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Transportation Department
Ricky Andrews .... driver
Johnny Batista .... driver
Bill Collins .... driver
George Holtzer .... transportation captain
Larry Jones .... driver
Other crew
Magi Berciano .... production legal
Adam Brown .... safety diver: marine unit
Cristal Calderon .... key set production assistant
Omar Nieve Capra .... production assistant (as Omar Hernandez)
Jeffrey Carton .... assistant to producers
Michael Casperson .... production assistant
Craig Chapman .... office production assistant
Sabrina Cohen .... assistant to cast
Rachel Connors .... script supervisor
Liz Dykhouse .... payroll accountant
Alice Johnson .... assistant: Ellen Burstyn
Brendan Kehoe .... location scout
Ian Knoblock .... set production assistant
James McKnight .... stand-in: Evan Ross
David Occhino .... location manager
Geoff Ollwerther .... accounting assistant
Yesenia 'Moony' Perez .... production assistant
Marissa Price .... production coordinator
Jumaane A. Ray .... set security
Phillip L. Rosen .... production legal
Mia Ruth .... office production assistant
Lenny Speregen .... safety diver: marine unit
Robin Sprance .... assistant production office coordinator
J.P. Varady .... office production assistant
Louis Zuppardi .... location manager
Claire Severance .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Greta" - USA (original title)
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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references
92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Has been cut for the UK DVD release running for 88 min instead of the 92 min run time which the U.S. Release has.See more »
Greta:How do you survive without cable?
Katherine:Oh yeah, it's really tough, Greta. Sometimes we cry ourselves to sleep at night.
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29 out of 35 people found the following review useful.
Like no other (No Spoilers), 13 December 2009
Author: AllianceOfDefiance-1990 from United Kingdom

I will not go into the plot of the movie too much as I believe you can look elsewhere for that information.

I will start by telling you that if you are expecting the typical Hilary Duff flick, you will be either very disappointed or pleasantly surprised. This is her most serious role to date and excludes the fluffy elements and leaves you with a Character who most viewers can empathise with as a lot of us have at one point in our lives held an extremely cynical and fearful view on life and growing older, even if we haven't come from dysfunctional families and experienced such difficulties as the character 'Greta'.

Hilary Duff narrates the movie in a way, through talking to the viewer and writing in her diary. I have always favoured films that are narrated by a character as you become more involved with the story and without Greta telling us what she is thinking and how she feels we could not empathise with her half as much.

The soundtrack is amazing and captures every moment perfectly. My advice is to watch this film at night when you're feeling mellow and reflective, it will in no doubt drift you off into a bittersweet melancholy. It is artistic, gripping and is free of dull time-filling moments that have no relevance to the story or characters that are being portrayed.

I have not been able to stop thinking about the characters, the quotes, the music, the meaning behind everything Greta is saying. A truly amazing piece of work. 9 out of 10, for its genre in my opinion, this comes close to perfection.

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