Jersey Girl

2006-03-30 12:42


Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is a powerful entertainment executive with a perfect wife (Jennifer 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). 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.

What the critics are saying:

"For the most part Smith balances comedy and drama very well, but occasionally trips into deep puddles of syrup..."
- Stella Papamichael, BBCi Film

"Inspired by Smith's own awe and amazement at being a father, the movie is modest and entertaining, with a minimum of sentimental goo, and it demands little of us except a good-natured willingness to go with it."
- Stephanie Zacharek,

"The filmmaker drowns his trademark edgy stew of smutty humor, stiff acting and dime-store insight into human nature with a gravy of glutinous bathos, making for a singularly unpalatable dish."
- Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post

Kevin Smith, the madcap prankster behind "Clerks" and "Chasing Amy", shows his soft side in this cuddly little romantic comedy. Though the movie often strays into saccharine sweetness, its heartfelt sincerity makes it awfully hard to hate.

June 2004/11/19 9:55 AM
Jersey girl Sweet movie, but... The blaspheming the whole way through was rather offensive. Especially when it is even included in the childrens dialog. When they show it on mnet with the language sensor there will be no sound!!
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