Charlie St. Cloud, starring teen heartthrob Zac Efron, opens in theaters nationwide this Friday, July 30, 2010.
Charlie St. Cloud synopsis:
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud has the adoration of his mother Claire and his little brother Sam, as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. After his high-school classmate Tess returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.
Charlie St. Cloud stars Zac Efron, Charlie Tahan, Amanda Crew, Augustus Prew and Donal Logue, and is directed by Burr Steers.
The overall critic reviews were not favorable.
“The surreal thing is, Zac Efron can’t do despair. He plays it by staring. Blankly. And by not smiling. Blankly.” -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
“The story’s icky, frankly.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“Zac Efron is going places as an actor of value. But he deserves better movies than Charlie St. Cloud.” -Rex Reed, New York Observer
“The movie’s central gimmick isn’t enough, and when more supernatural twists that don’t play by the movie’s own fantasy rules kick in, it lost me.” -Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
“Some bad movies should carry a leper’s bell to warn off ticket buyers. Such a contagion is Charlie St. Cloud, a load of mawkish swill starring Zac Efron.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Check out the Charlie St. Cloud trailer below.
Charlie St. Cloud is rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references, an intense accident scene and some sensuality.