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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 fell 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. 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

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£1,299,236 (UK) (15 October 2010)
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Zac Efron's eyes look more blue in this movie than his previous movies before Charlie St. Cloud. You can see more dark blue in his eyes. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie is caught by Tess looking at her boat, the collar on his jacket is lying flat. Right before he says, "Flukes!" the collar is up, then down again. 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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Featured in ES.TV HD: Episode dated 29 September 2010 (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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Enjoyable whimsy despite its bigger flaws
21 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

There are many parallels to other twisty, turning, "are they alive or dead?" films of this genre that probably do it at lot better but Burr Steers effort is undeniably entertaining. He has some great acting from Charlie Tahan in particular to raise the rating a notch or two too.

The opening is neatly crafted as back story explaining how brothers Charlie (Efron) and Sam (Tahan) are as inseparable in death as in life. Fast forward five years and we have the revelation of a gift Charlie may, or may not, have. The story takes over from there as a charmingly meandering exploration of promises, principles, reasons and deeply held beliefs. Zac Efron gives a goodish but slightly uneven presentation of the "man with a mission", his own worse enemy, but also one of his word. There are moments when Efron is very convincing but there are others when he seems to be going through the motions. What Charlie Tahan succeeds in doing is taking the simple and raw and keeping it simple and raw, something Efron needs to work on.

Amanda Crew is good as the romantic interest and there are a couple of cameos from Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta.

Now I will not plot spoil to reveal the bigger flaws in the script but I was not expecting a revelation to be made in quite the way it was, and at the time was left thinking - that's stupid it should have been done differently without spoiling the story - but that is show business for you! Overall it is a worthwhile film with a reasonable point to make. I give it seven out of ten.


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