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.
She's a trip. But she's no vacation.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material, some sexual content and drug references
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Was released in the UK under the title "Surviving Summer". See more
She's your family, Katherine. She's your flesh and blood. She's not some enemy you have to defeat.
Written by Christopher Faizi
Performed by Christopher Faizi See more