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Jersey Girl (2004)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 26 March 2004 (USA)
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After his career is sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blow-up, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Teacher
Matt McFarland ... Boy #1
Sarah Stafford ... Girl #1
... Bryan (as Paulie Litowsky)
... Boy #3
Victor Chavez ... Boy #4
William Mace ... Boy #5
... Gertie Trinke
... Ollie Trinke
... Susan (as Jennifer Schwalbach)
... Gertrude Steiney
... Bart Trinke
... Greenie
... Block
... Doctor #1
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Ollie Trinkie is a publicist, who has a great girlfriend, Gertrude, whom he marries and they are expecting a baby but while he is looking forward to being a father, he doesn't lighten his workload. Gertrude gives birth but dies in the process. Ollie doesn't live up to his responsibilities as a father. Eventually the strain and pressure of losing his wife and being a father gets to him and he has breakdown, which leads to his termination. So with nothing much to do he tries to be good father to his daughter, Gertie. He also meets a young woman name Maya, who likes him but he is still not over his wife. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Forget about who you thought you were, and just accept who you are. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 on appeal for language and sexual content including frank dialogue | See all certifications »

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26 March 2004 (USA)  »

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Fatherhood Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,319,171, 28 March 2004, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$25,266,129, 27 June 2004
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Trivia

After Armageddon (1998), this is the second film in which Liv Tyler and Ben Affleck play a couple. See more »

Goofs

When Ollie picks up Gertie at school and they are discussing about Cats, as the camera alternates shots between Ollie and Gertie you can see the background moving at different speeds (slower for Ollie, faster for Gertie). See more »

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Teacher: Everyone, please take your seats. You heard the bell. You know what it means. Last week, the assignment was to write an essay about your family. Who they...
Teacher: [class: "Are!"] And what they...
Teacher: [class: "Mean to us!"] Excellent droning.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, a dedication appears to Kevin Smith's father, who died before the film was released. See more »

Connections

References She's All That (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Wandering
Written by Ben Folds and Darren Jessee
Performed by Ben Folds
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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What happened Kevin? How did you go from Jay and Silent Bob to this?
23 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Jersey Girl is Smith's weakest film to date. Over sentimental, a poor script and truly horrific performances are all factors that mar this film and bring it down to new depths that Smith has never seen. Some of the jokes are just so awful I can't actually comprehend what was going on in Smith's mind when he wrote them - like Affleck and Tyler being caught having sex by a family member? What on earth? Is Smith really so creatively poor that he has to take one of the biggest clichés in motion picture history and insert it into a pivotal moment in what is meant to be a different style of film? After seeing this whole film you will see that the answer is yes! What a waste of time and effort!


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