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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Life is for living


Drama | Fantasy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

30 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  »

Box Office


$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,381,585 (USA) (30 July 2010)


$31,136,950 (USA) (10 September 2010)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Zac Efron underwent three weeks of intensive training in how to sail a boat. He proved to be so adept at it that no stunt double was required for him in most of the longshots of Charlie St. Cloud sailing. See more »


In the graduation scenes, Charlie and the other students with the yellow honors stoles were wearing them backwards, the ends should be in front, not back. See more »


Connors: [offering a drink] Come on, St. Cloud, don't be a woman. Have another. It's not like there's a big demand for you as a designated driver, so take the drink that...
[Charlie throws him against the bar]
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Referenced in Charlie St. Cloud: On Location with Zac Efron (2010) See more »


Oh No
Written by Andrew Bird
Performed by Andrew Bird
Courtesy of Fat Possum Records
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User Reviews

Awful representation of the book
5 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

This film had scope to be well put together and enjoyable. Unfortunately, this was not the case. Having thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful book this film was adapted from, this was an extreme disappointment. I am used to films changing the plot of an original story slightly, adding the odd dramatic scene, but this really ventured off the mark and felt rushed, badly acted and fundamentally boring. Such a shame, if this had a better selection of actors and actresses, followed the story more closely and was longer...it could have been memorable.

Essentially this is eye-candy for the fans of film romance, and may tick the boxes for those who have not read the book. If you have, then you are mad if you feel anything but disappointment towards this film.

3/10 for holding my attention all the way through.

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