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Apr. 2nd, 2004

02:37 am - JERSEY GIRL

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PG-13 - for language and sexual content including frank dialogue
Starring Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Raquel Castro, George Carlin, Jennifer Lopez, Jason Biggs
Director(s) Kevin Smith

Summary from movies.go.com:
Set in New York and New Jersey, circa 1996, Jersey Girl follows Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck), a slick music promoter whose wife (Jennifer Lopez) is about to give birth to their first child. But a tragic accident leaves Ollie a widower tasked with raising a child by himself. He moves back in with his father (George Carlin) in Jersey, where he meets a flirtatious grad student (Liv Tyler).

Personal Critique:
Not as fall on the floor funny as most Kevin Smith films, but very clever and adorable still. A much better attempt at being serious than CHASING AMY was, the pain of the single parent life---along with its joys--is convincingly portrayed. Very much more like real life than most of these types of comedy-dramas and Ben Affleck gives a wonderful performance, yet is slightly showed up by young Raquel Castro and older George Carlin. It's not just another JLo and Ben movie---she dies fast into the movie obviously, though actually gives a surprisingly good performance, perhaps because it was so brief. I would recommend this movie to anyone, even though I know that critics did not like it as much as I did.


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Date:April 3rd, 2004 08:15 am (UTC)
I know alot of people didnt like the movie. But i personally thought it was wonderful. It was funny and sweet and ben affleck iz wikid hott and raqule iz so cute and liv was wonderful and j.lo died in the first 4 minuites. what more could you want?
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