Watch This: Tearjerker Charlie St. Cloud Trailer with Zac Efron
by Alex Billington
May 14, 2010
Universal has debuted the official trailer for Charlie St. Cloud, an adaptation of the beloved novel "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud" written by Ben Sherwood, on Apple today. The movie stars Zac Efron as a young man who is overcome with grief by the death of his younger brother. For those of you who haven't read the book, I don't want to spoil the rest of the story, so check out the trailer. This kind of reminds me of a Nicholas Sparks movie, with all the tearjerking sadness yet pretty boy charm of the lead actor. And to be honest, it doesn't look that bad, I'll probably be checking it out. If you're interested, you can find it below.
Watch the first trailer for Burr Steers' Charlie St. Cloud from YouTube:
You can also watch the trailer for Charlie St. Cloud in High Definition on Apple
Charlie St. Cloud is directed by up-and-coming filmmaker Burr Steers, of only Igby Goes Down (in 2002) and 17 Again (with Efron) previously. The screenplay was co-written by Craig Pearce (Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge!) and Lewis Colick (Bulletproof, October Sky, Beyond the Sea, Ladder 49). It's based on Ben Sherwood's novel "The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud." Universal is bringing Charlie St. Cloud to theaters starting on July 30th this summer. This will definitely draw the crowds this summer.
I love how it says Rated PG-13 for Language Including Some Sexual Refernces, Sensuality and *drumroll* An Intense Accident Scene. Wow, who knew that if you put an accident in your movie it gets a PG-13 rating
Nick on May 14, 2010
gotta say, the beginning gave me chills, but then torwards the end, my eyes glazed over.
feeheeheeheeny on May 14, 2010
wow zac efron really does have 'some' talent! congrats !!!!
A.B on May 14, 2010
I wish when he was in the woods some vampires came in too. One to watch after a 3 day drink binge when you feel like your world is falling apart, then the tears will flow like the yellow juice at R Kelly's house.
Crapola on May 14, 2010
Zac Effron is proving people wrong. I think we should be more open minded about him since his acting does seem very good. I will see this for sure.
Maro Leon on May 14, 2010
I can't take him seriously.
DiR3cT on May 14, 2010
no, his acting still makes shia lebouf look like an academy award regular
harrison on May 14, 2010
Why does that kid look so much like Steve Zahn?
BVDR on May 14, 2010
fuck it, I'm in. I think Efron could prove everyone wrong in the end...but why did he have to be on Disney Channel? It ruins in credibility. Did you guys see that one hitter quitter?? Amanda Crew...looking good!
Xerxex on May 14, 2010
something was "jerk"ing alright... wasn't the tears though...
toom_ahh_dray on May 14, 2010
The National and Snow Patrol in the same trailer??I might actually watch this.
F.C. on May 15, 2010
at first, i was in...............then it turns into a "boy meets girl" teen romance and i threw up. sorry, this looks like one for the teen girls. too bad - because the trailer started out great.
beavis on May 15, 2010
my god he does look like Steve Zahn! So weird.
Daniel Felts on May 15, 2010
I think you should never count an actor out. You never know under what circumstances they accept the work they do. When you're young and you're looking for a way in ýou will do Disney musicals, why not? Look at Ryan Gosling, he started on the Mickey Mouse Club. Look at how he turned out. I thought 17 again was an entertaining movie and he carried it. He's making smooth transition to roles with more depth. like the movie about Orson Welles.
talli on May 15, 2010
Hey guys remember when sandra bullock used to be a terrible actress and then she had her greatest year ever in the blind side and the proposal and winnig best actress. That's why you shouldn't count anybody out until you realy see what they can do. Anyways this looks good and i think zac is actually starting to become a good actor
max s. on May 15, 2010
He's the future of Hollywood leading men. You can bet on it for sure. I don't think anyone should judge based on Disney. It's a kids program and kid's programs are always going to seem fake and cheesy. I say give Efron a chance. Maybe someday, he'll prove all you haters wrong and actually turn out to be something big.
christa on May 15, 2010
Potential to be the next Brad Pitt...
terces7 on May 15, 2010
Potential to be the next Mathew McConaughey or Steve Zahn
Jasdeep Grewal on May 15, 2010
i say potential to be the next dicaprio...same as rob pattinson...they both are in that type of category....actors who wont necessarily be able to transform like ddl, but will be able to find emotional truth of the character like dicaprio
vladimir on May 15, 2010
Burr Steers is a damn fine film maker, and Efron proved he's not an idiot in 17 AGAIN. This film has some potential. also, #15: Sandra can go fuck herself; Mulligan deserved that Oscar.
crumb on May 15, 2010
Liking everything I see so far....
Maja on May 16, 2010
hate efron..but this movie looks fine..i will see it..really
Sakyo on May 16, 2010
HAHAHAHAHHA #15: "..and then she had her greatest year ever in the blind side and the proposal and winning best actress" OK, i detested that stupid disney-feel-good-crap The Blind Side, but it got some idiotic critics to like it for some odd reason... BUT are you seeeeeeriOOOUUUSSS about The Proposal :DDDD GetTheFuckOut. Period. On the other hand.. I wont be taking Zac Efron serious for many more years to come. Maybe in 5 years! This movie seems to be made for the same audience as Dear John and The Notebook, etc. Which i am not part of.
coswell on May 17, 2010
chilin on May 17, 2010
what happened?... He didn't sing, or take his shirt off... I'm confused!
voiceofreason on May 17, 2010
zac effron makes my dick go hard... *jizz*
syn on May 17, 2010
I can't believe I'm saying this but Zac is turning into a pretty good actor!
chad on May 17, 2010
i have a hard time taking him seriously. It's like he's trying so hard to prove he can act with these tear jerking movies. There's always a girl, always a makeout scene, always the handsome "i'm brad pitt's heir" smile. Can we not have some ACTUALLY acting that doesn't involve the forementioned?! I seriously doubt that he can hold the camera's attention if he did the whole film alone. He can act, just like shia can "act" but they definitely will never have the range or depth as some of the lesser talked about actors see: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
goldenfox on May 18, 2010
give him credit- perfect movie for this point in his career- sappy and a bit cheesy to hold onto his disney fan base, but interesting enough to show he's trying to break out of the box. i'm definitely not in the "next brad pitt" camp, though. brad took serious chances to earn his rep (12 monkeys, kalifornia, dating jennifer aniston, etc.) that i can't picture Golden Boy taking. i'm thinking more ethan hawke or mark wahlberg, possibly a tom cruise if he plays his cards just right. but i really can't see him being liked by girls, guys, and critics all the same the way pitt is. and to 15 (cc: 20) sandra also made the worst movie of her career this past year, so we'll call that a draw. as for her winning the oscar, she wasn't bad in blindside, but definitely not oscar worthy. ironically, the golf term for a mistake that you ignore IS a mulligan. well fitting.
seanathan on May 19, 2010
Zac Efron dropped out from his role in Footloose, and signed to play Charlie St. Cloud. .
Voice123 - Trailer Voice Over on May 19, 2010
@goldenfox It's just a matter of opportunities. I'm sure a lot of directors have the same thought as you when it comes to Zac. That's the reason he doesn't get this kind of movie with "some ACTUALLY acting that doesn't involve the forementioned". But thankfully, this is slowly changing and Zac's starting to get better roles. Just give him time.
isabela on May 19, 2010
King Aweasome on May 19, 2010
@isabela ...THAT'S RIGHT VANESSA, YOU STICK UP FOR YOUR GUY...!
pinkbubblegum on May 22, 2010
Zac, enough with the moisturiser and the check-out-my-pecs white tee.!
VHUD on May 22, 2010
Wow, the preview looks really good. Can't wait to see the movie. I'm a bit surprised they gave it a PG-13....I know there's a serious sex scene in the book...do they take it out of the movie to keep Zac with a squeaky clean image. I thought he wanted challenging roles...not that sex in a film would change it...but he wants more grown up things eh? I mean, Miley Cyrus has done more than him and she's only 17...lol...a Disney chic too...she gets to keep her clean image, and I don't understand why. All this aside...I plan on seeing this when it comes to theaters on its first day opening.
athena on May 31, 2010
I hope when they've done the reshoots, they've found a way to re-incorporate his mole on his cheek...its such a dominate accent on his face; sad that he seems to be having them removed from his face and neck. Not that the moles define who he is, but gave him a uniqueness and individuality.
athena on May 31, 2010
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