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Charlie St. Cloud (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Fantasy, Romance | 30 July 2010 (USA)
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Charlie's brother, Sam, dies in a car crash that Charlie survives. Charlie is given the gift of seeing his dead brother and others who he has lost such as his friend who died in the military, but when the girl he falls in love with's life is at risk, he must choose between his girlfriend and his brother.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Charlie St. Cloud
... Sam St. Cloud
... Tess Carroll
... Alistair Woolley
... Tink Weatherbee
... Claire St. Cloud
... Florio Ferrente
... Sully
... Connors
... Latham
Jesse Wheeler ... Green
... Carla Ferrente
... Ben Carroll
... Grace Carroll
... Girl in Toy Store
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Storyline

Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam - 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, meeting up with Sam each night to play catch and talk. When a girl comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam or going after the girl he loves. Written by CBlodg / edited by statmanjeff

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Life is for living

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Drama | Fantasy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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30 July 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$44,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,381,585, 1 August 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$31,162,545, 16 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,190,704, 16 September 2010
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Trivia

The town where the St. Clouds live is actually a composite of four different towns in the Vancouver area. See more »

Goofs

Zac Efron had a mole on his left cheek removed after principal photography wrapped in October 2009. In May of 2010 he did a re-shoot of the scene where he shows Tess his new boat. The mole is present for the whole film, then disappears. See more »

Quotes

Charlie St. Cloud: Oh, um, ever since the werewolf bite, I tend to only come out during the full moons.
Rachel: The moon isn't full.
Charlie St. Cloud: Then I guess it's your lucky night.
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Referenced in Community: Conventions of Space and Time (2013) See more »

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Pull My Heart Away
Written by Jack Penate, Paul Epworth
Performed by Jack Penate
Courtesy of XL Recordings Ltd.
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Beautifully filmed but story telling is poor
25 December 2010 | by See all my reviews

This film is about a young man who loses his younger brother to a traffic accident. He remains locked in a state of grief until he rekindles with his friend from high school.

"Charlie St. Cloud" is beautifully filmed, with great artistic scenes and amazing sceneries. Cinematography is great, and many scenes are so beautiful that they could become postcards. However, the story is not as good, it is not very engaging. I find the plot unconvincing and the story telling is rather poor. The romance Charlie and the girl develops is unconvincing and contrived, and the emotional burden and guilt of Charlie could have been explored further.


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