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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

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Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam - 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, meeting up with Sam each night to play catch and talk. When a girl comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam or going after the girl he loves. Written by CBlodg / edited by statmanjeff

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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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The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,381,585 (USA) (1 August 2010)

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$31,162,545 (USA) (16 September 2010)
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If the film had been shot in the United States, Charlie St. Cloud could have dealt with Canadian geese at the cemetery, but because it was shot outside Vancouver, Canadian geese could not be used since they are a protected species. Real geese were used instead. 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 »

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[Charlie mistakenly drinks from Alistair's cup and coughs]
Alistair Wooley: You never steal another man's gin.
Charlie St. Cloud: Water...
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Spoofed in Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (2010) See more »

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We're Gonna Play
Written by Matthew Barber
Performed by Matthew Barber
Courtesy of Warner Music Canada Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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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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