Rated PG-13 · 99 minutes · 2010

Zac Efron has potential; he was good in 17 Again, great in Me and Orson Welles and pretty damn funny when he hosted Saturday Night Live. But his participation in this sentimental dreck takes him down a few notches on the cool scale. He portrays the title character, an avid sailor with a big career ahead of him. While out driving with his little bro, Sam (Charlie Tahan), his car gets hit, and Sam is killed. Before he died, Charlie made some oath to throw a baseball around with him every night, and he does this with Sam’s ghost, who is “in between,” like the dudes on Lost. Charlie gets a girlfriend (Amanda Crew) who also likes sailing, and something utterly predictable and stupid happens. The film is a cloying hodgepodge full of inconsistencies, impossibilities and emotional goop. Efron is fine, but the material is trash. Avoid at all costs.
Official Site: www.charliestcloud.com
Director: Burr Steers
Producer: Marc Platt, Michael Fottrell, Ben Sherwood, Ryan Kavanaugh, Jared LeBoff and Adam Siegel
Cast: Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Donal Logue, Charlie Tahan, Ray Liotta, Kim Basinger, Augustus Prew, Dave Franco, Matt Ward, Miles Chalmers, Jesse Wheeler, Desiree Zurowski, Adrian Hough, Jill Teed and Tegan Moss


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Creative Loafing Atlanta Hollywood Product: Charlie St. Cloud Zac Efron's latest film could use a little help from above by Edward Adams 07/30/2010
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore, Charlie St. Cloud, Dinner for Schmucks and more. 07/29/2010
The Coast Halifax Charlie St. Cloud floats away The movie is going for a Twilight-Zone-meets-Nicholas Sparks vibe, but shirks the possibilities. by Hillary Titley 08/05/2010

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