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      Charlie St. Cloud

      2010, Drama/Fantasy, 1h 39m

      125 Reviews 50,000+ Ratings

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      Zac Efron gives it his all, but Charlie St. Cloud is too shallow and cloying to offer much more than eye candy for his fans. Read critic reviews

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      Adored by his single mother and his little brother Sam, Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) is an accomplished sailor and college-bound senior with a bright future ahead of him. When Sam dies in a terrible accident, Charlie's dreams die with him. But, so strong is the brothers' bond that, in the hour before each sunset, Charlie and Sam meet to play catch. The return of a former classmate (Amanda Crew) leads Charlie to a difficult choice: remain stuck in the past, or let love lead him to the future.

      • Rating: PG-13 (Language|An Intense Accident Scene|Some Sensuality|Some Sexual References)

      • Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Burr Steers

      • Producer: Marc Platt

      • Writer: Craig Pearce, Lewis Colick

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $31.1M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Universal Pictures

      • Production Co: Universal Pictures, Marc Platt Productions, Relativity

      • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: Scope (2.35:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Zac Efron
      Amanda Crew
      Donal Logue
      Charlie Tahan
      Ray Liotta
      Kim Basinger
      Augustus Prew
      Desiree Zurowski
      Adrian Hough
      Jill Teed
      Craig Pearce
      Lewis Colick
      Michael Fottrell
      Ben Sherwood
      Ryan Kavanaugh
      Jared LeBoff
      Adam Siegel
      Enrique Chediak
      Ida Random
      Rolfe Kent
      Denise Wingate
      Kelvin Humenny
      Geoff Wallace
      Carol Lavallee

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      • Jun 27, 2012

        Man, with a little reworking, Charlie St. Cloud could actually be a good movie. The fundamentals here-a young man continuing a tradition with someone only he can see and learns a life lesson-is decent enough. It's the execution and the twist at the end which is lacking. The pieces seem to fit in hindsight, but during the film, there are too many ancillary characters and side tangents which bring the entire story to a grinding halt. Why in the world are Ray Liotta and Kim Basinger in this movie? No real reason, to be honest.

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      • Aug 07, 2011

        I agree with R.T. Zac Efron does gave a great performance here but the predictability and lazy writing made this movie bad.

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      • Aug 01, 2011

        I'm suspecting that Zac Efron has Superman's hair, no matter what the fuck happens his hair always looks great.

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      • Jul 18, 2011

        Directed by Burr Steers, Universal Pictures, 2010. Starring Zac Efron, Kim Basinger, Charlie Tahan and Ray Liotta. Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Drama Question: How many child stars grow up and prove they are actually legitimate actors? There are a handful of names that pops to mind: Jodie Foster, Shia LaBeouf, and Kurt Russell. But I might need to add one to that list now: Zac Efron. Yes, I am serious. This past weekend I watched Charlie St. Cloud - actually for the second time. I saw it last summer when it was in the theaters but I wasn't reviewing movies back then. Well, at least I wasn't writing down my reviews. I enjoyed the movie then and found it just as quaint this weekend mainly because of Zac Efron and his performance. Now I was introduced to the singing, dancing actor through a not-so-thrilling venue (well, not thrilling for moi): High School Musical. My daughter was obsessed with this movie when she was five (now nine) so I listened to that movie and the songs over and over and over again. Zac Efron was the star of that movie and my daughter thought he was sooooo cute. Hey, I had some celebrity crushes too that my mother didn't quite understand. Fast forward four years and Zac Efron is all grown up and starring in Charlie St. Cloud. The movie starts out with him and his little brother in a sailing race. We soon find out that their family doesn't have the means to really support his sailing dreams but luckily he had received a sailing scholarship to go to college. But even though he has only a summer left before college Charlie likes spending time with his little brother: teaching him the fundamentals of baseball and sharing his older brotherly advice. He and his brother are very close even though they are six years a part. Now where the story goes from here should remain a mystery if you have not seen it yet. The story takes a sudden and heartbreaking turn that had me in tears (again). There is an unbreakable bond between these two brothers, Charlie (Zac Efron) and Sam (Charlie Tahan). Charlies ends up living with certain consequences that forces him on a different path. But he remains loyal to his little brother. What surprised me most about this film was the main actor. He really had to portray some powerful emotions and he did that quite well. There are many close-up shots of the blue-eyed young adult that will have all the young girls swoon. Except my daughter: she came in during the movie. She asked if that was Zac. I nodded. She replied "He so old now" and she walked away. Guess you could say she is over that crush. Anyway, I will say it again. This is a quaint movie with a sweet tale about brotherly love that may be worth your time. I believe Zac Efron will go on to do some pretty wonderful performances in the future. My favorite thing: I have to say it: Zac Efron. My least favorite thing: They did try a little too hard to push the boundaries of a believable story. Random thought: This isn't my only review of one of Zac Efron's performances: Me and Orson Wells. Rating: PG-13 Length: 99 minutes Review: 5 out of 10

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