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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 »

Director:

Greg Chwerchak
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23 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Storyline

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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

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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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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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A Sweet Charmer, Start To Finish
18 February 2008 | by sightmediaSee all my reviews

It's refreshing to see a small, independent movie with such a big heart, lovable characters (played by an able, attractive cast) and stunning cinematography.

Who knew the Jersey Shore had such beautiful locations? I'm so accustomed to seeing films set in The Garden State that look like a trash dump, not like some tropical paradise. The light is golden and feels almost nostalgic, like a film from another decade.

But life isn't exactly paradise for the down-on-her luck main character (Kim Shaw), who's trying to fulfill her dream of going to Columbia by working all summer and praying she gets financial aid. Her dad's dead, her car breaks down, the job and housing she had lined up both vanish, and she's forced to either admit defeat or turn that frown upside down and make the best of things. Shaw is cute as a button and you want her to succeed. She finds work as a ESL teacher for the kitchen staff at a local restaurant/boat club and gets involved with a group of bad boy drifters who she's supposed to be teaching. Later than sooner, she learns what they're up to and falls for the cutest bad boy of the bunch (David Fumero).

Coming-of-age, end-of-innocence, romantic-comedy, thriller...whatever you want to call it, it works. Kudos to the filmmakers for making such a feel-good film...it would be great to see more indie films that show us the sunny side of life more often than focusing on just the dark clouds of human experience.


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