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June 3, 2015

Movie Review: Charlie St. Cloud

Starring: Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Charlie Tahan

Directed by: Burr Steers

BLURB:  Charlie St. Cloud is based on Ben Sherwood's best-selling novel, The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud. Zac Efron stars as Charlie St. Cloud, a small-town hero and an accomplished sailor who has it all: the adoration of his mother and younger brother, and a Stanford scholarship. His bright future is cut short when tragedy strikes, taking his dreams with it. Now Charlie is torn between honoring a promise he made years ago and pursuing his newfound love with a former high-school classmate. Based on the acclaimed bestseller, comes a story of hope, second chances and the trans-formative power of love, also starring Ray Liotta and Academy Award winner Kim Basinger.

REVIEW: If you like movies with a hint of whimsy and the paranormal you just might like this one. I did! Zac Efron plays the title character Charlie St. Cloud who after a horrific car crash kills his younger brother he pretty much gives up on his own dreams and isolates himself from almost everyone out of guilt over the event. He also takes a job being the groundsman at the local cemetery. Charlie also has a secret that no one else knows about everyday he sees and interacts with his dead brother in a clearing near the cemetery. They spend hours together and it has helped Charlie getting over his brother’s death but it is also holding him back tremendously in moving on with his own life.

Things begin to change for Charlie when he meets a warm and beautiful young lady named Tess who also just happens to be heavily involved in boating and racing sail boats…which Charlie loved and use to do himself (with great success) before his brother’s death. But after the accident Charlie also gave that up even though it had been like air to him before Sam’s death. Tess and Charlie begin to see more and more of each other and things slowly begin to change for Charlie he once again is being pulled more toward the land of the living again but he struggles still with feeling guilty for spending more time with Tess and less time with his brother.

Charlie soon realizes that he is in love with Tess and she with him…then the unthinkable happens. Tess while out on a boating run disappears amid a bad storm. Will Charlie be able to find her or has Tess been ripped away from Charlie as well?

I personally loved this little movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought that it was done and well acted - even though I know it was panned by many critics. Don’t let that stop you from renting this one or even buying it straight out it’s very cheap to get even on Bluray now since it’s been out a while. I did buy it on Bluray and I’m gonna keep it for my collection it’s on my keeper shelf now. Again if you like a good feel good movie with a touch of romance and the paranormal, which I do, then this one should be right up your alley!

Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality


Some kissing and an implied sexual scene but nothing explicit at all.


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