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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

 -  Drama | Fantasy | Romance  -  30 July 2010 (USA)
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Charlie St. Cloud has been given the gift of seeing his deceased brother, but when a new love interest is in trouble he must choose between saving a life or continuing to see his brother everyday.

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Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves Written by CBlodg

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Life is for living

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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30 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  »

Box Office

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£314,873 (UK) (15 October 2010)

Gross:

£1,299,236 (UK) (15 October 2010)
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Zac Efron dropped out of his role in Footloose (2011) and signed on to play Charlie St. Cloud shortly there after. He confirmed his involvement while attending the 2009 Kid's Choice Awards. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie (set in 2005) when they are showing a Redsox-Yankees game, they show Dustin Pedroia. Pedroia wasn't on the Sox until 2006 See more »

Quotes

Sam St. Cloud: I'm okay Charlie. I'd give anything for you to see me. What I've become, but no one ever gets to see what could have been.
Charlie St. Cloud: Sorry I had to break our deal.
Sam St. Cloud: It was time. It's beyond anything we ever imagined Charlie.
Charlie St. Cloud: I hurt as bad as the day you died.
Sam St. Cloud: You hurt because you're alive.
Charlie St. Cloud: We'll always be brothers.
Sam St. Cloud: Promise, everyday, come rain or shine, through Hell or high water?
Charlie St. Cloud: ...I promise.
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Referenced in Zac Efron, Leading Man (2010) See more »

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While We Were Dreaming
Written by Stephen McBean
Performed by Pink Mountaintops
Courtesy of Jagjaguwar
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Simple romantic drama, nothing more and nothing less
6 August 2010 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

I like movies that are exactly as they claim to be. "Charlie St. Cloud" is just that, a romantic drama, nothing more and nothing less.

There is nothing profound, although with a few thoughtful dynamics, it's just the story of a young man (Zac Efron) unable to overcome the tragic death of his younger brother until he meets a beautiful girl who shares his same passion for sailing.

The problems are plentiful, with cringe-worthy dialogue, supporting actors who haven't yet learned how to act, no affecting drama producing few tears, and there just isn't enough to completely hold your attention. But yet, because it's a simple love story that doesn't pretend to be grandiose and doesn't force out-of-place tears, I liked "Charlie St. Cloud". I found it to be sweet, subdued and modest.

It was also the perfect choice for Zac Efron as he matures in his acting career. Sure, there are probably a few too many shots of Efron standing in his jeans and t-shirts staring into the sunset with his longing, blue eyes, but that is, of course, partly why we would watch it in the first place.


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