Jersey Girl

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Product Overview


Studio Echo Bridge Home Ent
SKU 220215727
UPC 096009759292
UPC 14 00096009759292
Format DVD
Rating Rating
Family (General)
Family Interaction
Family Life
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
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
Kevin Smith
Ben Affleck
Raquel Castro
Cast & Crew
Liv Tyler - Star
George Carlin - Star
Jason Biggs - Star
Mike Starr - Star
Ben Affleck - Star
Jennifer Lopez - Star
Raquel Castro - Star
Stephen Root - Star
Kevin Smith - Screenwriter
Vilmos Zsigmond - Director of Photography
Scott Mosier - Producer
Kevin Smith - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2004
UPC 00096009759292
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
DVD, Widescreen, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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