Jersey Girl (2004)
USA / English
"Forget about who you thought you were, and just accept who you are. "After his career is sidelined from an unexpected tragedy and a personal blowup, a single man must take care of his precocious daughter.
Heartwarming, tearjerker from Kevin Smith???
Believe it or not, that's what he's created here and it works beautifully.
Although a bit more
standard fare than what you'd expect from the writer/director of "Dogma"
"Jay and Silent
Bob Strike Back", he does a great job with character, development, story
Affleck is great as the husband / father trying to come to terms with
changes in his life and
what those changes mean to his life, his family and his budding romance.
numbers from Sweeney Todd are a lot of fun. Good cameos from some of
Askew" stable of talent and look for a small role by none other than Mr.
Rogers own "Lady
Elaine", Betty Aberlin (who had a very small role in "Dogma").
One complaint: Product placement by Miramax in the video store scenes.
Every poster and
prominently displayed video box was for a Miramax/Dimensions film...just a
but not much.
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