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Greetings from the Shore (2007)

Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college. But when her plans fall apart, the girl stumbles into a ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kim Shaw ... Jenny Chambers
Paul Sorvino ... Catch Turner
David Fumero ... Benicio Aceveda
Jay O. Sanders ... Commodore Callaghan
Lars Arentz-Hansen ... Lars Ramkildestrom
Andrew Shaifer Andrew Shaifer ... Flip Dooley
Gideon Emery ... Sasha Mientkiewicz
Ron Geren ... Christos Zazavich
Alexander Cendese ... Owen Callaghan (as Alex Cendese)
Angela Pietropinto ... Mrs. Salducci
Cristin Milioti ... Didi
Cordelia Reynolds ... Heather
Chuck Ardezzone ... Foreman
Jason Etter ... Tyler
Anne Berberich Anne Berberich ... Jenny's Mom
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Still reeling from the death of her father, a young girl spends one last summer at the Jersey Shore before heading off to college. But when her plans fall apart, the girl stumbles into a mysterious world of Russian sailors, high-stakes gambling, and unexpected love. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 September 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Axehasto kalokairi See more »

Filming Locations:

Lavallette, New Jersey, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,527, 14 September 2008

Gross USA:

$96,314

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$96,314
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The location of the party during which Owen is attacked by Benicio, is a house on Bay Boulevard in Lavallette, NJ, across the lagoon from West Point Island in Lavallette. West Point Island is also the summer home owned by none other than famed Jersey-born actor Joe Pesci. See more »

Goofs

The morning scene on the bay featuring people fishing on the pier after Jenny's date with "Patrick" was actually an evening shot of the sunset, not the morning. One can tell by the coloring of the sky over the bay, which is in the west. Were it morning, the sun would be rising behind the camera, thus having a dark sky over the bay. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jenny Chambers: What the... No, no, no, no, you gotta be kidding me. Hey, what's going on?
Construction Worker: Condos.
Jenny Chambers: Condos... Pizzeria?
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Love Flourishes by the Water's Edge
27 March 2008 | by cineman74See all my reviews

Not knowing what to expect going in, I was pleasantly caught off guard by the simple elegance of "Greetings from the Shore," a terrifically earnest coming-of-age story of love and redemption set at the Jersey shore. Call it a love letter to the locale's sandy beauty, there's no denying the film's unabashed enthusiasm for the power of its setting.

"Greetings..." tells the story of Jenny Chambers (Kim Shaw), a Columbia University-bound girl reeling from the recent death of her father. Returning to the Jersey shore to work at a pizza parlor for the summer, Jenny's plans suddenly fall apart and she finds herself in rough waters teaching English to a group of nomadic, sea-legged (and less than amenable) waiters at a local boat club. Much more welcoming is "Catch" (Paul Sorvino), a retired sea veteran and mechanic who once fixed the Chambers family car and is now content to spend his days alone on his own landlocked vessel. When Jenny and one of the waiters, Benicio (David Fumero), develop a mutual attraction, Catch's fatherly protectiveness puts her in between a place of love's impetuousness and cautious practicality. The effect of this is that all are forced to reevaluate the plans, regrets and possibilities their lives have served up.

The cast is uniformly strong, the dialogue natural and assured, with the lush direction maximizing the scenery. Newcomer Kim Shaw brings with her a tough vulnerability and charm that will certainly make her an actress to watch, while Fumero offers many shades of complexity to a role that doesn't just require hot and brooding. Ever the consummate character actor, Sorvino exudes tenderness and heartbreak as a man torn up by his past. Other stand-outs include the scenery-chewing sinister club owner, "The Commodore" (Jay O. Sanders), and Benicio's pensive colleague, Lars (Lars Arentz-Hansen).

All in all, this is a well-made movie that satisfies the heart. Worth a couple of viewing hours for sure.


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