Jersey Girl

A widower must look after his precocious daughter and rebuild his life and career after he’s sidelined by an unexpected tragedy and a personal blowup.
Year:

2004

Rated:

PG-13

Run Time:

102 min

Combined Rating:

4.9

Genre:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Directed by:
Kevin Smith
Written by:
Kevin Smith
Release Date:
26 Mar 2004
Main Stars:
IMDb Rating:

6.2

RT Critics Rating:

4.2

RT Users Rating:

4.8

Letterboxd Rating:

5.40

Metacritic Rating:

4.3

Budget:
US$35,000,000
Worldwide Gross:
US$35,000,000
Profit / Loss:
$0
Awards:
2 wins & 8 nominations
Plot:
Oliver Trinke has always tried to put his Highlands, New Jersey past behind him, but it's been difficult for the past six years. He was a successful New York City music publicist, but after his wife Gertrude died immediately after delivering their daughter Gertie. unprepared Ollie became persona non grata in the entertainment publicity industry through a single incident largely putting his desire for professional success over his responsibilities as a father, and he returned to Highlands and he and Gertie moved in with his own father, Bart, until he could get back on his feet. That meant working side-by-side with Bart in the Borough of Highlands works crew, a job he still has. He also still has the desire to get back to a New York City life and a high-powered job as an entertainment publicist, despite learning to be a responsible, loving father to Gertie, who has only known Highlands life and likes everything about it, including her daddy and Bart, her "Pop." As Ollie tries to realize his dream, he might get a clearer picture of his priorities with help from Maya, a video store clerk/graduate student that he and Gertie befriend.
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