In a snug New England fishing village, Charlie St. Cloud tends the lawns and monuments of an ancient cemetery where his younger brother, Sam, is buried. After surviving the car accident that claimed his brother's life, Charlie is graced with an extraordinary gift: He can see, talk to, and even play catch with Sam's spirit. Into this magical world comes Tess Carroll, a captivating woman training for a solo sailing trip around the globe. Fate steers her boat into a treacherous storm that propels her into Charlie's life. Their beautiful and uncommon connection leads to a race against time and a choice between death and life, between the past and the future, between holding on and letting go — and the discovery that miracles can happen if we simply open our hearts.
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But before they can start, a sudden car accident kills both of them (Charlie only briefly), with Charlie receiving successful resuscitation.Jul 31 2010 | Read Full Review of Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel
But Charlie sees and talks to him because Sam is just like Charlie's other cemetery acquaintances, the others in the "in between," a place where the newly departed and a few spiritual hangers-on await their time to pass onto the next astral plane.Jan 21 2011 | Read Full Review of Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel
His camera oozes along the movie’s surfaces, as it did in “Igby Goes Down,’’ his first film, and the much queasier Efron vehicle, “17 Again.’’ “Charlie St. Cloud’’ does have one decent scene in a bar, in which Charlie decks a former classmate (Matt Ward) who says, “You want a piece of me, townie ...Jul 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel
Faithfully retaining the maudlin contrivance (if not the plot particulars) of Ben Sherwood's 2004 novel, "Charlie St. Cloud" is a "Lovely Bones Lite" sentimental fantasy with Zac Efron in active contact with deceased loved ones.Jul 29 2010 | Read Full Review of Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel
About a month ago, I received an invitation to see a private screening of the new film Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron, Amanda Crew, Kim Basinger and Charlie Tahan about two brothers who are reunited in an unbelievable way after a tragic accident claims one of their lives.Jul 26 2010 | Read Full Review of Charlie St. Cloud: A Novel
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