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Jersey Girl (2004)

Director: Kevin Smith     Starring: Ben Affleck Raquel Castro
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Format: DVD
Sku: 220215727
UPC: 096009759292
UPC 14: 00096009759292
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Editor's Note
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.
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Video Features DVD, Widescreen
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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Echo Bridge Home Ent
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/12/2011
Video Play Time Running Time: 110 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2004
Video UPC UPC: 00096009759292
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color
Cast & Crew
Video Cast Info Liv Tyler
Video Cast Info George Carlin
Video Cast Info Jason Biggs
Video Cast Info Mike Starr
Video Cast Info Ben Affleck
Video Cast Info Jennifer Lopez
Video Cast Info Raquel Castro
Video Cast Info Stephen Root
Video Cast Info Kevin Smith - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Vilmos Zsigmond - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Scott Mosier - Producer
Video Cast Info Kevin Smith - Director

Professional Reviews

Los Angeles Times
"[Castro's] smile and positive spirit make her the film's most engaging performer." 03/26/2004 p.E8

USA Today
"Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent..." 03/26/2004 p.3D

Box Office
"[A] heartfelt, personal quality in the writing makes the film difficult to dislike." 05/01/2004 p.30

Uncut
"[I]t's sweet and funny..." 07/01/2004 p.132

Chicago Sun-Times
"[A] warm, funny movie..." 09/03/2004 p.12

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