Charlie St. Cloud (2010) - Plot Summary Poster

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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
  • Charlie St. Cloud retreated from life five years ago, immediately following high school graduation, when he survived a vehicular accident that claimed the life of his younger brother, Sam. Before the accident, life held much promise for Charlie, with a sailing scholarship from Stanford (which he never used). His retreat from life comes not only from guilt and grief over Sam's death but from a promise, borne out of that grief while at Sam's funeral, to meet with Sam (now a ghost) every day at sunset to play catch in a small clearing in the woods near the cemetery. Charlie eventually comes to live and work at the cemetery as its groundskeeper, becoming his entire life's focus. It isn't until Charlie reconnects with a high school acquaintance, Tess Carroll - an up-and-coming world class sailor - that Charlie begins to return to the real world, though still not at the expense of abandoning Sam. An incident with Tess and the death of his rescuer point Charlie where to go in his tug-of-war between the living and the dead.

    - Written by Huggo / revised by statmanjeff
  • 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.


I just watched the movie, then read the following synopsis. It is very different from the movie, so I am assuming it is a synopsis of the book...

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