Written November 24, 2015
I saw this movie last night at a screening. Didn't have any expectations whatsoever. I had not read the book, but the story shown in the preview looked interesting.
Let me preface this by saying, the first thing I had ever seen Zac Efron in was when he was a little kid in a more serious role. So I knew he had the chops for this type of movie.
After seeing this film, I was pleasantly surprised. I found myself having to keep up as I did for The Sixth Sense...trying to figure out what was really happening and what wasn't. The cinematography was awesome in this film.
I also really liked the message this film is trying to give, "Life is for Living". Too many people try to dwell on the past, when they should really be focusing on living life to its fullest. I want to read the book now to see what they had to leave out. I would recommend this movie to people. It is one of those movies that you might have to see twice, just to catch everything they are showing you.
Written August 05, 2010
I'll try to write this as best as I can without spoiling anything, because, one of the many incredible things about this movie, is the element of suprise.
Charlie St. Cloud, as most of you know, is the story of a young man who loses his younger brother in a car accident.The story is about a bond between brothers, however, it's not that simple.There is a lot of suspense -and of course, drama- in this movie.If you are looking for a movie with a happy ending, although this seems like a sad movie, Charlie St. Cloud is definitly the best movie you could look for.It is an inspiring story and you can't help but fall in love with the bond between Charlie and Sam.However, the whole story doesn't revolve around Charlie's relationship with Sam, it begins to turn into a romance and focus on his relationship with Tess.She really helps him live again and whether he realizes it or not- to move on. The movie has everything from comedy to love. Overall, the movie is one of the best I've seen.
Written August 02, 2010
I will start out by stating that I am a huge fan of Efron so I had a slightly biased opinion about the movie even before I saw it.
The movie and story truly exceeded my expectations. I did not read the book so I am unable to compare, but the story takes an unexpected turn causing the audience to question the previous events.
I would highly recommend this movie to fans of Zac Efron, however, I would heed the PG-13 rating; it may not be suitable for most children. I also would recommend this movie for those who do not respect Efron as an actor; the character is different from his previous roles. Overall, this movie will not please everyone, but it will entertain a wide variety of movie-goers.
Written August 03, 2010
I LOVED the movie, Charlie St. Cloud. The fact that Charlie could "see dead people" kept us guessing WHO was alive and who was dead, all the way through! Zac Efron, of course, did an AWESOME acting job. He's a winner every time! I think teens, young adults, and adults of all ages will enjoy the film. It has such a sweet story line and keeps you rooting for the characters!
Written July 31, 2010
Zac Efron does an excellent job in this movie. Totally did not expect, from the previews,what the story was about. I liked that they did not give it all away in the trailers. I do have to say that he is a beautiful young man!! Highly recommend this movie. I loved it!