Movie Review: Charlie St. Cloud will make you love Zac Efron!


It isn't easy to let go especially on someone you've made a promise, no matter how small or simple.
Solar Entertainment Corporation in cooperation with National Bookstore and Monster Radio RX 93.1 held a red carpet premiere of Charlie St. Cloud at SM Megamall Cinema 10 yesterday, September 27, 2010.
The movie stars Zac Efron (High School Musical), Amanda Crew, Charlie Tahan, Kim Basinger, Ray Liotta, Augustus Prew, Donal Logue and others.

The Story.
You'd want to watch this movie because it's not so much of a chic flick drama with stories revolving the leading man and the woman. It isn't common for us Pinoys to have such devotion to fulfill a promise that Charlie St. Cloud (Zac Efron) did to his brother. The struggle to keep the promise became a total lifelong sacrifice deferring his scholarships at sailing. The movie, as expected, made me cry just like that advertisement of Allianz on CNN years ago about "a promise". I cringed at moments I can't help the tears falling especially when he talks to his brother Sam on their baseball practice.
The Production Design and the Screenplay
I would want to believe I was swept by the emotions crying over the scenes but the screenplay was effective enough to not make me notice some details about the scene changes. The production design reminded me of Twilight movie with all those moss and lush green forests but I definitely loved that scene when Sam and Charlie played with garbage lids in the rain.

The movie should be watched by all ages and deserve a commendation in its adaptation from a novel (or whichever came first, the novel or the movie) as it will  please the romantic and anybody who seeks a different type of drama and conflict. It isn't about the love story but that of intrapersonal conflict and the circumstances that will make you feel the emotion of Charlie in the movie.
Watch Charlie St. Cloud now showing in all  SM Cinemas nationwide!
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