2009 • PG-13 • Drama, Romance
Hilary Duff is a suicidal teenager in love.
WHY WE PICKED IT: 2000s tween queen Hilary Duff tackles grown-up issues in this engrossing melodrama featuring moving performances from Evan Ross and Ellen Burstyn.
After her indifferent mother gets married for the third time, the sarcastic and self-destructive Greta is sent to live with her grandparents on the Jersey Shore for the summer and lets it be known that she intends to kill herself before the season’s end. Forced to get a job, she becomes a waitress at a local restaurant and falls for an ex-con line cook whose affections and perspective help her turn things around.
DIRECTOR: Nancy Bardawil
CAST: Hilary Duff, Evan Ross, Michael Murphy, Ellen Burstyn, Melissa Leo