charlie st. cloud
the year: 2010
the genre: drama
the cast: Zac Efron (Charlie St. Cloud); Charlie Tahan (Sam St. Cloud); Amanda Crew (Tess Carroll); Donal Logue (Tink Weatherbee)
the plot: Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam. So much so, that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which Sam is buried. Charlie has a special bond and can still see Sam, so he meets up with him each night to play catch and talk. When Tess comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam, or going after the girl he loves.
don't miss: Charlie's geese-management program.
watch for: Charlie's co-worker and friend Alistair. He's a good pal.
listen for: "Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backwards."
hanky rating: 2 out of 5.