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According to Greta (2009)

Greta (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 11 December 2009 (USA)
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A suicidal and rebellious teenager is sent to live with her grandparents for the summer, where life takes an unexpected turn.

Director:

Nancy Bardawil

Writer:

Michael Gilvary
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hilary Duff ... Greta
Evan Ross ... Julie
Michael Murphy ... Joseph
Ellen Burstyn ... Katherine
Melissa Leo ... Karen
Maury Ginsberg ... Lou
John Rothman ... Edgar
Sylvia Kauders ... Mrs. Wocheski
Oren Skoog ... Steve
Dave Shalansky ... Cable Guy
Vivan Dugré ... Donna
Gary Mottola Gary Mottola ... Red Tie Bar Guy
Stuart Zagnit ... Man on Bus
Edward Lane Edward Lane ... Old Man (as Ed Lane)
Eric Sheffer Stevens ... Yellow Sweater Guy
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Storyline

After her mother, Karen (Melissa Leo) gets married for the third time, 17-year-old Greta (Hillary Duff), who had witnessed her father kill himself, withdraws within herself, and turns rebellious. In lieu of boot camp she is sent to live with her maternal grandparents, Katherine (Ellen Burstyn) and Joseph (Michael Murphy) where she makes it known that she is determined to kill herself. She then falls for a cook, Julie (Evan Ross) at the local restaurant, much to the chagrin of her grandparents - especially when they find out he had been interned in a juvenile correctional facility. Faced with all-round opposition and unhappy with her life Greta plans her suicide during a boating trip - a plan that will not only expose closeted skeletons, but also shatter and change everyone's lives forever. Written by rAjOo (gunwanti@hotmail.com)

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She's a trip. But she's no vacation.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

According to Greta See more »

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Was released in the UK under the title "Surviving Summer". See more »

Quotes

Joseph: She's your family, Katherine. She's your flesh and blood. She's not some enemy you have to defeat.
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Bright
(uncredited)
Written by Christopher Faizi
Performed by Christopher Faizi
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Surprisingly good
12 March 2010 | by elivbg1See all my reviews

This movie left me pleasantly surprised. I was not expecting much but it delivered. It does not seem like a high budget movie; the plot is not terribly interesting but there is a human story that really touched me. There is definitely a bright ray of hope in the movie. By the way, I was also very surprised by the performance of Hilary Duff, it was actually quite good. This is a great example of a movie with a cast that is not famous but who work together well to portray the characters. It is one of those movies that I may not remember all the details of but I will remember that it had some good meaning... Watch it, you won't regret it.


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