Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl

Kevin Smith (2003)

98min
12 Certificate
Thursday 9pm - 11pm AMC
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Review

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.

Summary

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
Maya Liv Tyler
Bart Trinke George Carlin
Gertrude Steiney Jennifer Lopez
Greenie Stephen Root
Arthur Brickman Jason Biggs
Gertie Trinke Raquel Castro
Block Mike Starr
Director Kevin Smith
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Buena VistaGuidance: Some swearing.Available on: video and DVD
Drama Comedy