Charlie St. Cloud (2010) - Drama, Fantasy, Romance

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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.

IMDB: 6.4
Director: Burr Steers
Stars: Zac Efron, Kim Basinger
Length: 99 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 12 out of 85 found boring (14.11%)

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Well, he seems to have chosen the bland way of acting now, I remember him saying in an interview that his approach used to be "show it all", and he's learning to "act from inside".

Here's where it gets confusing: she tells him she's going to leave in a few days on a 6-months solo sailing expedition around the world.

Great movie but a little confusing .

The romance Charlie and the girl develops is unconvincing and contrived, and the emotional burden and guilt of Charlie could have been explored further.

Most of all it is about the intense love that some of us experience without even knowing we are in love.

a waste of time and a waste of money.

After I have heard the news that the movie is about to come out I thought that t will be a great opportunity to test my imagination and reassure myself that the book possesses a special attitude that makes the plot very entertaining.


Claire St. Cloud - Her character bland.

" films of this genre that probably do it at lot better but Burr Steers effort is undeniably entertaining.

The storytelling generally is very muddled and can be dull and unsubtly maudlin, with the aftermath of the tragedy and especially the supernatural elements rather under-explored, the latter generally not making much sense.

Was promising, but nothing happened .

But this is a good film, and worth watching (depending on your tastes) I had never seen Zac Efron before, and frankly, I wasn't expecting a lot.

Zac Efron is a talented, young 'old soul' of an actor whose intelligent performance carries the movie along, as the subject matter is difficult to translate onto the grand, exciting, loud screen.


Sadly though, even with all the film apparently had going for it, Charlie St. Cloud was a boring flop.

It just feels very underdeveloped and contrived on the most part.

He carried this movie well and made it enjoyable.

However, his inability to connect with the character that he was playing made his appearance particularly dull.

I enjoyed it.

One of the worst movies I've ever seen .

At times, "Charlie St. Cloud" will hold your attention, and yes; it is worth watching just to see how it the film turns out, even though the plot is something you will figure out before the cfredits even roll.

" Watching this movie was very intriguing and I felt like the movie was underrated.

'Charlie St. Cloud' is a strong and good movie, with a nice twist and strong leads, just with a slightly confusing aspect to it.

But the story is boring.

The biggest supernatural moment occurs in the film's third act, where we discover a big and unexpected twist.

This film had scope to be well put together and enjoyable.

The plot is rather bitter and cliché, the performances are pretty much standard, and the picture offers nothing new in terms of originality or entertainment.

Furthermore, the relationship portrayed in the film is as formulaic and disposable as the viewer has been witnessed to countless times before.

While the average viewer might find the story engrossing some may find it to be rather lame.

There were moments that seemed so tedious that switching theater chairs would have been a more preferable choice instead.

The film has just externalised this discourse as such between Charlie and Sam to make it more compelling to the audience.

There are sweet, poignant and intriguing moments here, especially at the beginning before and with the tragedy.

The story is compelling because of Efron's acting, precisely because once you get past the pretty, there really is something there.

I waste my money .

Charlie St. Cloud is beautifully filmed with some breathtaking sailing sequences.

Enjoyable whimsy despite its bigger flaws .

Before the end of "Charlie St. Cloud", it begins to feel like you are watching paint dry on the wall.

In a half-hearted attempt, Charlie St. Cloud mashes the all- too-familiar elements of your typical Hollywood blockbuster in a melodramatic and disjointed two hours of screen time.

It is an engaging film with plenty of interesting subplots.

The actors and actresses in 'Charlie St. Cloud' are very strong and are able to keep the film interesting, even during the slow and slightly boring parts.

You want to find out, yet since it bored you, you might just leave it like how it is.

It was formulaic and not very entertaining.

FINAL VERDICT: Entertaining, not to long, is just a good story.

I gotta be honest with you and say the first hour of the movie was indeed very intriguing and at times, I did not know which way it was going.

First off, the plot is simply contrived and paint-by-numbers.

The final twist doesn't work as a result, found it confusing and very silly.

Sadly, the times the actors were engaging on screen and the visual appeal of the film were overshadowed by the tired recognition of clichés hashed one too many times.

While it was obvious from early-on that Charlie's brother was a ghost, that was not the case with the girl, making for a very disappointing ending that went nowhere.

Curious about Charlie and never hiding the fact that she's interested in him, they soon hook up, but there's more to this romantic angle that I will like to give it credit to as I didn't see it coming, feeling rather bored about the film until a spanner got thrown into its narrative to shake things up a little.

This movie was totally enjoyable.

And I have to admit, that I was surprised at how engaging and how truthful he seemed in this one.

Pretty Slow.

I didn't like the character of Charlie's gravedigger/Gardner mate his accent was annoying for one and his character very superficial and under developed, but Zac Efron was very compelling in the movie and handled the emotional aspects very well for such a young actor.

Engaging and heartfelt, if a bit pretty at times .


It's packed with clichés and mostly predictable.

The film is beautifully shot and the scenery is quite breathtaking at times.

I get that this film is suppose to be depressing, but the film milked its tear-jerking moments and even those, felt so predictable and dry, that it comes off as a gimmick rather than tragic.

Okay, maybe my criticism is a tad preposterous, but I just want to get the message across that this is another cliché Hollywood film.

But instead the film takes a suspenseful turn and kind of losses the point the film was trying to make about overcoming loss and moving on.

To add to that, the film's opening twenty minutes or so were actually pretty intriguing and not too bad.

To top it off, the pacing of this film is uninteresting.

The beginning of the film and the intriguing title bespoke promise that the rest of the film did not live up to.

I can honestly say that it was pretty enjoyable, due to its ability to get straight to the point in order to grasp the reader's attention and its easy-to-understand language.


That is why I wouldn't consider this movie to be a total flop, but developing my opinion from the point of reading the breathtaking book I'm not able to state that I'm satisfied with this adaptation.

It had a lot of potential and fairly good cast, but honestly I found the film to be boring and really depressing.

I am used to films changing the plot of an original story slightly, adding the odd dramatic scene, but this really ventured off the mark and felt rushed, badly acted and fundamentally boring.

However, the stagnant mood and melancholic atmosphere of the film make it a far from entertaining.