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At Theaters: 3/26/2004 On Video: 9/7/2004
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 43 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 429940
Studio: Miramax Pictures Inc.
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Ollie Trinke is at the top of his game. A smooth, Manhattan music publicist, Ollie has just married the love of his life and has a child on the way. It's a perfect life that is tragically upended when he suddenly finds himself a single father unqualified for his new role. Before long Ollie's big city lifestyle clashes head on with fatherhood. After losing his job, he's forced to move back in with his father.
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Drama Comedy - Although this comedy prominently features a young girl, its focus on the issue of parenthood makes it one largely for adult audiences. Children will be bored, but suggestive humor makes it inappropriate for younger kids.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Ben Affleck PAYCHECK, GIGLI, DAREDEVIL, THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
Liv Tyler LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING
George Carlin TV's - SHINING TIME STATION
Jason Biggs ANYTHING ELSE, AMERICAN WEDDING, AMERICAN PIE 2
Raquel Castro TV's - A LITTLE CURIOUS
Jennifer Lopez GIGLI, MAID IN MANHATTAN, ENOUGH, ANGEL EYES
Director: Kevin Smith DOGMA
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 F-word, 29 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: Some clothed fooling around and sex talk.
VIOLENCE: One comic scene of violence.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Cute kid humor; some physical gags; sex and toilet humor.
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Above Average

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Berardinelli, Internet Critic Full Review
Average Maybe I would have been touched by this film if I had believed in the characters and their situations, but too much feels forced and scripted, the clear product of a writer's keyboard.

Roger Ebert Full Review
Very Good It's the kind of movie Hugh Grant might make, except for the way Smith has with his dialogue, which is truer and more direct than we expect. There are a couple of scenes here where a video store clerk cuts directly to the bottom line, and it feels like all sorts of romantic rules and regulations are being rewritten.

USA Today Full Review
Above Average Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent, so it could be years until we get a handle on this movie's legacy. The film is not only defensible as a cute one-shot, but also as a positive sign for the future. For now, look for both fans and detractors to overstate their cases.

Note: The rating above is our interpretation of what the critic would give this movie based on their review. We are not affiliated with these critic's in any way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 212 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
11
High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
10
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
50
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
13
High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
39
Very High
97%
30+Adults (M)
27
High
93%
30+Adults (F)
62
High
98%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

We collected 212 moviegoer opinions. There were quite a few negative comments about the level of profanity and sex in this PG-13 movie, but it still received some great opinions and had very few low opinions. It was enjoyed most by the twentysomething and younger crowd, but the adults weren't too far behind. Gender didn't seem to make any difference. The guys enjoyed it just as much as the ladies. Also worth noting is the very high percentage of moviegoers who would recommend this movie to friends. Go See "Jersey Girl."


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is a smooth and successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all. When his perfect life is suddenly tragically upended - leaving him as a single father unqualified for the role - he snaps.

Before long Ollie's big city life is a memory. Out of a job and out of luck, he reluctantly moves in with his father (George Carlin) back home to the New Jersey suburb where he was raised. It is the lowest point in his life. Just ask him. The years pass and with them Ollie's plans for his future. Stuck in an unexciting, deadend job, he sees no way out and no way back to the life he used to love. But he adores his young daughter Gertie (Raquel Castro), and she loves their life in the 'burbs. To her, Jersey is paradise.

While renting Gertie's favorite movie for the zillionth time one day, Ollie meets Maya (Liv Tyler), who challenges his priorities and perspective. He begins to realize that sometimes you have to forget about who you thought you were, accept who you are and acknowledge what makes you happy.
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