Jersey Girl
Jersey Girl (2004)

Ollie Trinke is at the top of his game. A smooth, Manhattan music publicist, Ollie has just married the love of his life and has a child on the way. It's a perfect lie that is tragically upended when he suddenly finds himself a single… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: September 7, 2004
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Critic Score
41%
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User Score
48%



Critic Score: 41% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Full of cloyingly sentimental cliches.

Joe Leydon
Variety

The script stoops to cheap gags that undercut Affleck's efforts to sustain a believable character.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

The filmmaker drowns his trademark edgy stew of smutty humor, stiff acting and dime-store insight into human nature with a gravy of glutinous bathos, making for a singularly unpalatable dish.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Formulaic script and uneven tone. Disappointing.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The grating sense of commercial calculation in Jersey Girl consistently undercuts Smith's fine writing.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

This kind of weepy material works in the hands of melodrama masters like Douglas Sirk or Pedro Almodovar. But here, it's over-the-top and it's just horrible.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A cloying attempt at mainstream fodder...

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Inspired by Smith's own awe and amazement at being a father, the movie is modest and entertaining, with a minimum of sentimental goo, and it demands little of us except a good-natured willingness to go with it.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

Smith is looking more and more like a developing major talent, so it could be years until we get a handle on this movie's legacy.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Jersey Girl obeys the classic conventions of romantic comedy but there are ingredients in this mix that raise it a notch above average.

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Flixster Audience Score: 48% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Kevin Smith scores again. I hadnt seen this one yet for some reason. It only took me 4 years but this is why Kevin Smith is amazing. And Ben Affleck just needs… More
Everett Johnson
I'm a huge Kevin Smith fan, and genuinely love most of his movies. "Jersey Girl" was his first movie to really go out of his "comfort"… More
jay nixon
Surprisingly sweet natured.
Matt Goodman
Ollie: You're riding that Batmobile, aren't you?! How cool is that? Kevin Smith's weakest film by far. I'm not saying I hated it, but I… More
Alex roy
Jersey Girl is a very different film for Kevin Smith and is quite refreshing due to the fact that he mostly made View Askew films (Clerks, Mall rats and Jay and… More
Bethany Murphy
A good film. Ben Affleck is beautiful and this is a classic chick flick.

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