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Jersey girl - Ben Affleck, Jennifer Lopez, Liv Tyler, Kevin Smith

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Movie propaganda

He wanted it all, but he got more than he bargained for.

Ollie Trinke (Ben Affleck) is a smooth and successful Manhattan music publicist who seems to have it all. When his perfect life is suddenly tragically upended - leaving him as a single father unqualified for the role - he snaps. Before long Ollie's big city life is a memory.

Out of a job and out of luck, he reluctantly moves in with his father (George Carlin) back home to the New Jersey suburb where he was raised. The years pass and with them Ollie's plans for his future. Stuck in an unexciting, dead-end job, he sees no way out and no way back to the life he used to love. However, he adores his young daughter Gertie (Raquel Castro), and she loves their life in the 'burbs.

While renting Gertie's favourite movie for the zillionth time one day, Ollie meets Maya (Liv Tyler), who challenges his priorities and perspective. He begins to realise that sometimes you have to forget about who you thought you were, accept who you are and acknowledge what makes you happy.

Theatrical propaganda posters

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film family single parent father suburbs

Persons of interest

  • Ben Affleck .... Ollie Trinke
  • Jennifer Lopez .... Gertrude Steiney
  • Liv Tyler .... Maya
  • Raquel Castro .... Gertie Trinke
  • George Carlin .... Bart Trinke
  • Jason Biggs .... Arthur Brickman
  • Raquel Castro .... Gertie Trinke
  • Jennifer Schwalbach Smith .... Susan
  • Mike Starr .... Block
  • Kevin Smith .... Screenwriter
  • Kevin Smith .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

Intelligence analyst

Special Agent Matti

Theatrical report

Jersey girl is not, as the title might imply, a film about a young woman who enjoys wearing knitted woollen garments. It is a chick flick about a girl who grows up in the USA state of New Jersey.

Ben Affleck plays the cute and romantic single father (see, I told you it's a chick flick) who is so devoted to the memory of his deceased wife and to the raising of his daughter that he doesn't have sex (with another person) for seven years (see, I told you...). Then he meets the next perfect, cute and quirky chick who will make him happy, they fall in love, have some troubles, sort them out and live happily ever after. Um... chick flick. It's ok.

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English
  • Picture: Widescreen (2.35:1)
  • Special features:
    • Documentaries: Behind-the-scenes
    • Featurettes:
      • Kevin Smith's Roadside Attractions from The tonight show with Jay Leno
    • Interviews:
      • Ben Affleck and Kevin Smith
      • Cast and crew (text)
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions

Security censorship classification

M (Sexual references, mature themes, low level coarse language)

Surveillance time

103 minutes (1:43 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: 12 August 2004
VHS rental: 1 December 2004
DVD retail: 1 December 2004
DVD retail: 18 April 2007 - Double pack

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