Jersey Girl (Blu-ray)
He wanted it all...but he got more than he bargained for.
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 42 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: January 13, 2015
- Originally Released: 2004
- Label: Lions Gate
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English
- DTS HD Master Audio - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Jason Biggs & George Carlin|
|Performer:||Jennifer Lopez, Mike Starr, Raquel Castro & Stephen Root|
|Directed by||Kevin Smith|
|Edited by||Kevin Smith & Scott Mosier|
|Screenwriting by||Kevin Smith|
|Composition by||James Venable|
|Cameo:||Matt Damon & Jason Lee|
|Produced by||Scott Mosier|
|Director of Photography:||Vilmos Zsigmond|
|Executive Production by||Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein & Jonathan Gordon|
Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent...
Rating: 2/5 -- But the formulaic nature of ``Jersey Girl'' and its unabashed embrace of suds makes it awfully sweet stuff. ``Jersey Girl'' is [Kevin] Smith at his most tender but not, alas, at his most original. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- Sometimes charming but frustratingly hackneyed exploration of the relationship between father and daughter. Full Review
Rating: 2/5 -- Formulaic script and uneven tone. Disappointing. Full Review
Common Sense Media
Rating: 2/4 -- A cloying attempt at mainstream fodder... Full Review
[Castro's] smile and positive spirit make her the film's most engaging performer.
Los Angeles Times
Rating: 3.5/5 -- I enjoyed the movie quite a bit... Unfortunately, Smith cannot resist his old stand-bys. Full Review
Fat Guys at the Movies
Breaking from his signature slacker-underdog films like CLERKS, MALLRATS, and CHASING AMY, Kevin Smith delivers the feel-good family movie JERSEY GIRL. While Smith's pert one-liners and wryly ironic sense of humor are clearly present in the script, his casting choices (Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck) and glossy aesthetic identify the film as a mainstream Hollywood crowd-pleaser. Affleck stars as Ollie, a powerful entertainment executive with a perfect wife (Lopez) and a beautiful Manhattan apartment. But when his wife dies in childbirth and his career fizzles to a halt, he humbly gives up his fast-paced Manhattan lifestyle for the benefit of his daughter Gurtie (Raquel Castro), who is 7 years old for the majority of the film. He moves to New Jersey to live with his father (George Carlin), finds a new romantic interest (Liv Tyler), and learns some lessons about what's important in life. A subplot about Will Smith keeps a string of Hollywood insider jokes and quick cameos (Matt Damon) running throughout the film, while a school play modeled after "Sweeney Todd" lends itself to some funny theatrical moments. An emotive pop soundtrack features music by Aimee Mann in addition to a handful of well-timed entries that help move the plot along ("Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" plays as Ollie sheepishly drives his U-Haul across the river from Manhattan to Jersey), rounding out JERSEY GIRL as a likeable comedy. Parents beware, Smith may have curbed his edginess for this one, but foul language abounds.
- This film screened as part of SXSW 2004 in Austin, Texas.
- UPC: 031398213819
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
- International Shipping: 1 item