Sunday, July 24, 2011

Charlie St. Cloud - dvd review

I debated if I really wanted to review this movie.

1. its very Nicholas Sparks even if he didn't write this.
2. a very romantic twisted love story.
3. you gotta have faith of some kind while watching this tear jerker.

Saying all this...Zac Efron did show his sensitive side. Honestly, are there real big brothers out there like that in the world? In a sense, this was a bit of a ghost love story. Yes, there are a few twists and turns in the story. Which might lead you to believe you were watching something like the Uninvited, which really makes you so peeved in the end.

On the upside, its a beautiful movie, scenic wise. And if you are deep in work and no way to get away to the north west coast, this might be the movie for you. And again, the movie showed that Efron was capable of being something more than a KEN doll.
I love Allister in the move played by Augustus Prew

Oh..and there is Augustus Prew who just isn't in the film enough. I did love his zany 'mate' who works with Efron's character in the grave yard, who might be the one who really knows what's up with Charlie. Seriously, why couldn't have Efron's character fall in love with him?

Anyway, its a very romantic movie. On one hand you can make light of it and smile and think, Zac Efron can talk to dead people. Or, lets get down to some nitty gritty here, this fellow could have been schizophrenic and no one bothered to even care what sort depression he was going through.

Ray Liotta plays a wonderful part in the film, but I won't give it away. Amanda Crew as Efron's love interest shows she knows what to do on a sail boat. And who couldn't love Charlie Tahon as the little brother Sam?

Funny, how this movie could have been a horror film with all its twist and turns. But its not.

STORYLINE: 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 (Sam) each night to play catch and talk. Then, a girl comes into Charlie's life and he must choose between keeping a promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves.



Cafe Fashionista said...

What a fantastic review! I don't think I would see this film due to the fact that it sounds a bit too dramatic for my tastes; but fantastic write-up nonetheless! :)

ellie's desk said...

So emotional. But I do love Augustus in this.

She is Sara said...

Oh this one just looked so sad!

better days said...

It was better than I thought it would be.

blue hearts said...

Wow, interesting new header, IVY??

meg said...

I dunno if I could watch it, either. Great cast, though.