Jersey Girl

Aberlin, Betty

SKU: 031398213819

UPC 031398213819
Release Date 2015-01-13
Studio Lionsgate
Discs 1
Length 102
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis Breaking from his signature slacker-underdog films like CLERKS, MALLRATS, and CHASING AMY, Kevin Smith delivers the feel-good family movie JERSEY GIRL. While Smith's pert one-liners and wryly ironic sense of humor are clearly present in the script, his casting choices (Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck) and glossy aesthetic identify the film as a mainstream Hollywood crowd-pleaser. Affleck stars as Ollie, a powerful entertainment executive with a perfect wife (Lopez) and a beautiful Manhattan apartment. But when his wife dies in childbirth and his career fizzles to a halt, he humbly gives up his fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for the benefit of his daughter Gurtie (Raquel Castro), who is 7 years old for the majority of the film. He moves to New Jersey to live with his father (George Carlin), finds a new romantic interest (Liv Tyler), and learns some lessons about what's important in life. A subplot about Will Smith keeps a string of Hollywood insider jokes and quick cameos (Matt Damon) running throughout the film, while a school play modeled after Sweeney Todd lends itself to some funny theatrical moments. An emotive pop soundtrack features music by Aimee Mann in addition to a handful of well-timed entries that help move the plot along (Swing Low, Sweet Chariot plays as Ollie sheepishly drives his U-Haul across the river from Manhattan to Jersey), rounding out JERSEY GIRL as a likeable comedy. Parents beware, Smith may have curbed his edginess for this one, but foul language abounds.[Castro's] smile and positive spirit make her the film's most engaging performer.Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent...This film screened as part of SXSW 2004 in Austin, Texas.[A] heartfelt, personal quality in the writing makes the film difficult to dislike.[I]t's sweet and funny...[A] warm, funny movie...
Cast Liv Tyler (Star)
George Carlin (Star)
Jason Biggs (Star)
Kevin Smith (Director)
Kevin Smith (Screenwriter)
Mike Starr (Star)
Ben Affleck (Star)
Jennifer Lopez (Star)
Vilmos Zsigmond (Director of Photography)
Scott Mosier (Producer)
Raquel Castro (Star)
Stephen Root (Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Widescreen - 1.85 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English DTS HD Master Audio - English
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.50000
Depth 7.00000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Comedy,Feature Film Drama,Romance
Attribute Closed Captioned,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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