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Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl

Kevin Smith (2) (2003)

12 Certificate


Our Score
This comedy drama reunites Ben Affleck with his Chasing Amy director Kevin Smith, and sees indie icon Smith going mainstream and tough guy Affleck going mawkish. But the result, if slushy, isn't as bad as that might sound. In fact, this contains Affleck's best performance in recent years. He plays a tough New York PR man who is literally left holding the baby when his wife (Jennifer Lopez) dies in childbirth. Struggling to balance being a single dad with his career, Affleck flips out, loses his job and has to move in with his sage-like father (George Carlin) in New Jersey, where he begins the serious business of parenting. This bit of fluff may not appeal to fans of Smith or Affleck's previous work, but it could just win a new audience for both of them - and the presence of Liv Tyler as Affleck's new love and a cool cameo from a certain Hollywood superstar won't hurt.


A heartbroken man struggles to raise his baby daughter alone after the death of his beloved wife in childbirth. The pressure becomes too much and he loses his job, forcing him to leave New York and move in with his father in New Jersey - but it is here where a new romance brings the promise of happiness back into his life. Kevin Smith's romantic comedy drama, with Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, George Carlin and Jennifer Lopez.

Cast & Crew

Ollie Trinke Ben Affleck
Gertie Trinke Raquel Castro
Maya Liv Tyler
Bart Trinke George Carlin
Arthur Brickman Jason Biggs
Gertrude Steiney Jennifer Lopez
Block Mike Starr
Greenie Stephen Root
PR exec no 1 Jason Lee
PR exec no 2 Matt Damon
Will Smith Will Smith
Director Kevin Smith (2)
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Buena Vista Guidance: Some swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 18 Jun 2004

Comedy Drama

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