Charlie St. Cloud 2010

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Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother. So much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him. Charlie meets up with his brother each night to play catch and talk.

Starring:
Zac Efron, Kim Basinger
Runtime:
1 hour 39 minutes

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Charlie St. Cloud

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Product Details

Genres Fantasy, Drama, Romance
Director Burr Steers
Starring Zac Efron, Kim Basinger
Supporting actors Amanda Crew, Dave Franco, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By C. Matthews on 9 Jan 2011
Format: DVD
The critics were harsh regarding this film, but as other reviews say: see this for yourself!

Charlie St. Cloud is a 2010 romantic drama film based on Ben Sherwood's best-selling novel. The film is directed by Burr Steers and stars Zac Efron and Amanda Crew.

Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) is a sailor who wins a professional boating race on his sailboat, the "Splendid Splinter", along with his younger brother Sam (Charlie Tahan).

Later that night, Charlie is supposed to go to a graduation party with his friends, but his mother Claire (Kim Basinger) makes him babysit Sam. Charlie tries to sneak out and go to the party. But, he is caught by Sam, and Sam asks Charlie to drive him to his friend Tommy's house. On the way, they are involved in an accident and Sam dies. Charlie then makes a discovery: he can talk to the dead (and pretty much hang out with them, including his dead brother)

Five years later, Charlie, who gave up his scholarship and mournful over Sam's loss, is now caretaker at Waterside Cemetery, where he and Sam can be 'together'.

During a trip into town, Charlie visits the boat docks and meets Tess Carroll (Amanda Crew), a sailor who dreams of one day sailing around the world. Charlie has the hots for Tess, as she does for him.

Giving away more would be wrong, but Charlie has to face a choice between his vigil for the dead Sam, or real life and a shot at love. Herein, perhaps an implicit message lies for many of us: learn to let go of the past, and embrace and live your life fully, in all its imperfections.

Never corny or silly, this movie weaves its charm well. A major factor is the two leads, who are not only extraordinarily beautiful, but can also act. I loved Zac Efron after 'Me and Orson Wells', and newcomer Amanda Crew shines too.

Highly recommended.
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By eimpey1 on 13 Nov 2010
Format: DVD
I really can't understand the drubbing this movie has taken from the so called professional critics. All that I can think is that they are so prejudice against Efron due to his past Disney credentials, that they don't want to give him the credit for being a 'real actor' or consider him in any film that breaks him from the Disney High School Musical mold.

I have to admit that when I heard some of the reviews for this film I had few expectations for it. How wrong could I be. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Never did I clock watch, become bored or fidget in my seat. It kept me constantly involved and engaged me to the point I wanted to go to the cinema to see it again. When it comes out on DVD it will definitely be a must have buy for me. This film shows Efron is not just a 'pretty boy' teenage pin up with little to recommend him. He is a talented performer who just happens to be able to sing as well as act and act well. Please don't be swayed by the so called critics who demand art house complexity in order to praise a movie. Please put away any High School Musical bias you may have and watch it for yourself, you may be surprised how much you enjoy it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By busy body on 20 Feb 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
this is a fantastic film. I was enthralled the whole way through, and has gone on to watch it many times. One of the best fils that I have seen in a long time. Zac Efron is brilliant to watch, and the way that he portrays Charlie he captures the emotional bond between him and Sam brilliantly. It makes it very believable.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ciara B on 11 April 2012
Format: DVD
Loved the book and loved the film. Such a lovely story and a feel good film about accepting the tragic death of a loved one and the struggle to move on in life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lei on 24 Feb 2012
Format: DVD
This film is so heart-warming. It's the 'sit with a box of tissues and a pal' kind of film. You will be crying by the end of it! It's not all sad though. I loved it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nrghhh on 1 Feb 2012
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I think this is such an amazing film - genuinely. To be honest I am not really a fan of Zac Efron but he is absoultely amazing in this and my eyes were flooding so much. Beautiful film and a saddening one at that. Well worth watching for anyone. I have guy friends who also like the film so it's not an overly girly one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By E. Foulds on 24 Feb 2011
Format: DVD
This film is a drama and romance with a twist!

The trailer caught my interest because of the story and because I hadn't seen Zac Efron play a serious role before.
I am glad I did watch it because it was even better than I thought it would be!
Zac Efron did very well depicting the character of a young man who lost his brother in an accident which sees him in deep sadness at times. After his brothers funeral he finds that he is able to see his brothers 'ghost' so he makes a pact with his brother to see him every single day.
Zacs character then find romance with a girl he use to know and then he realises something which makes the story a whole lot more interesting!
I wont ruin it for anyone because I think you should enjoy it.
Just make sure you have a tissue or two handy!!
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By Adam Whitlock on 11 July 2014
Format: DVD
Awesome film and could watch this over and over
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