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According to Greta (2009)

Greta (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 11 December 2009 (USA)
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A suicidal and rebellious teenager is sent to live with her grandparents for the summer, where life takes an unexpected turn.

Director:

Nancy Bardawil

Writer:

Michael Gilvary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Greta
Evan Ross ... Julie
Michael Murphy ... Joseph
Ellen Burstyn ... Katherine
Melissa Leo ... Karen
Maury Ginsberg ... Lou
John Rothman ... Edgar
Sylvia Kauders ... Mrs. Wocheski
Oren Skoog ... Steve
Dave Shalansky ... Cable Guy
Vivan Dugré ... Donna
Gary Mottola Gary Mottola ... Red Tie Bar Guy
Stuart Zagnit ... Man on Bus
Edward Lane Edward Lane ... Old Man (as Ed Lane)
Eric Sheffer Stevens ... Yellow Sweater Guy
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Storyline

After her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo) gets married for the third time, 17-year-old Greta (Hillary Duff), who had witnessed her father kill himself, withdraws within herself, and turns rebellious. In lieu of boot camp she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Katherine (Ellen Burstyn) and Joseph (Michael Murphy) where she makes it known that she is determined to kill herself. She then falls for a cook, Julie (Evan Ross) at the local restaurant, much to the chagrin of her grandparents - especially when they find out he had been interned in a juvenile correctional facility. Faced with all-round opposition and unhappy with her life Greta plans her suicide during a boating trip - a plan that will not only expose closeted skeletons, but also shatter and change everyone's lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

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She's a trip. But she's no vacation. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The photograph of Greta's father is John Heard, Melissa Leo's then real-life boyfriend who fathered her son John Matthew Heard. See more »

Goofs

The family when dropping off Greta passes by the Ocean Grove gates and then does a short montage of businesses on Main Street, then when they start discussing about Greta being dropped off in Jersey, they are traveling east bound on Rt. 33 past the Hamilton Methodist Church approximately 4 miles away from Ocean Grove, then they pass by the Ocean Grove Shuffleboard which is on Broadway and not Main Street (which you're almost to the beach at that point and it takes a little detour to get there), then traveling on Rt. 35 North past the Taco Bell, then another cut and they're passing by Rita's Italian Ice on Rt. 33 Westbound away from Ocean Grove, before finally getting back to Broadway heading eastbound though way before they would be passing by the OG Shuffleboard. See more »

Quotes

Julie: You know, you can't control every damn thing that happens in your life.
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Surprisingly good
12 March 2010 | by elivbg1See all my reviews

This movie left me pleasantly surprised. I was not expecting much but it delivered. It does not seem like a high budget movie; the plot is not terribly interesting but there is a human story that really touched me. There is definitely a bright ray of hope in the movie. By the way, I was also very surprised by the performance of Hilary Duff, it was actually quite good. This is a great example of a movie with a cast that is not famous but who work together well to portray the characters. It is one of those movies that I may not remember all the details of but I will remember that it had some good meaning... Watch it, you won't regret it.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

According to Greta See more »

Filming Locations:

Neptune, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby 2.0)| Dolby Digital (2.0 Stereo)| Dolby Digital (2.0)| Dolby Digital (Digital 2.0)| Dolby Digital (as Dolby Digital)

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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