Good Book ..Not a great adaptation!
For this lot to, the story follows a similier plot to "The Lovely Bones" (2009); but unlike a murder, this film deals with grieving, and bereavement in a deeper level, that the directgor never seemd to relly tap into.
A subplot wth a an old High school friend, that turns into another "tear-jerking" sub-plot, & which also invloes the "In-between" ... Strange film ...boring... At times, "Charlie St. Cloud" will hold your attention, and yes; It is worth watching just to see how it the film turns out, even though the plot is something you will figure out.
Before the end of "Charlie St. Cloud", it begins to feel like you are watching paint dry on the wall.
Also the film need a better soundtrack!
Zac Efron - Easy on the eyes, buy you still need to take some acting classes,work on your your craft. Your charcater Charlie St. Cloud came across wooden at times.
Charlie Tahan - Sam St. Cloud ... Wooden agagin ..Came across very angry fro me the start of the film. Hard to fell for this character. Very bratty kid.
Kim Basinger ... Claire St. Cloud - Her character bland agagin. Doesn't stand out. Blink and you will miss her kinda of thing.
Ray Liotta ... Florio Ferrente - His charcter also needed to be stronger, more emotional!
Final Rating: C-