The trailer for the drama Charlie St. Cloud has gone online. The movie stars Zac Efron as a young man who gives up sailing after his kid brother is killed in a car accident. However, Charlie is able to see his dead brother and play catch with him every day. This is all well and good until he falls in love with a girl who reignites his passion for sailing and his need to move on with his life.
It seems like this would be a more powerful story if it were about the relationship between a father and his deceased son rather than between two brothers. Then again, that could also be too heavy for today’s delicate audiences. It doesn’t really matter since this is one of those trailers that takes you through the entire plot of the movie. Hit the jump and watch it at your own risk. Charlie St. Cloud opens on July 30th.
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Here’s the official synopsis for Charlie St. Cloud:
Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud is a romantic drama starring Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way. In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.
Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown. But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it.
After his high-school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love. And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.