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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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Greg Chwerchak
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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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$96,314, 23 October 2008
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Film debut of David Fumero. 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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Great Lead Actress & Strong Moments throughout – Overall, the story is just okay
14 January 2008 | by kellyq12See all my reviews

The lead actress (Kim Shaw) in this movie is fantastic. She is a sweet character who has vulnerability and strength. The setting of this film on the Jersey shore at resort/restaurant gives a feel to it like "Dirty Dancing." The cast is rounded out with other memorable characters – Paul Sorvino for example, as well as the manager at the restaurant (good comic relief!)

There are really nice moments throughout this film and the build-up of the movie's romance is good. Mid-way through the film though, it starts to lag. It feels like the stakes could be higher – either on the romance-end or in the conflict that is felt between the workers and the rich "frat boys" or in the main character's grief over the loss of her father (which gets lost in the story). It's lacking that "compelling something" to pull me into the next scene and next. I needed something more to make me feel like I NEED to know what is coming next.

It is worth noting that the movie finishes on a strong note with a "showdown" of sorts.

The locations, directing, acting, and cinematography are all strong. The story could have been stronger. Cutting out some of the middle scenes and/or trimming them down would speed up the pacing and improve this movie in my opinion.

I feel like this movie is a 6, or maybe a 7 out of 10. Since it is an indie film, I rounded up to a 7 (since it is hard to make a good movie with less money). If you like romances that aren't formulaic romantic-comedies, this is a nice coming-of-age one.


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