Charlie St. Cloud (PG-13)


The ever-smug Zac Efron charms the birds from the trees as Charlie St. Cloud, a white-bread super-stud whose perfect life is shattered by the death of his brother. Sentimental wafts of magical realism-lite blow like a cloying fog over a romance that Charlie peruses with Tess (Amanda Crew), a childhood would-be sweetheart who might also be a ghost.

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