The film gets really insane in the third act, but it keeps moving and is swiftly resolved with mercifully minimal gore. I also even though i don't think the film focuses on their romance want to know what happens between Greta and Julie. She likes the crazy—and the carte blanche contained therein. She was brilliant in this film and I have waited 2 years for this movie to come out! Although the title itself features the main character's name, I liked the fact each supporting character is also appointed their own personal back story and just how this all comes into play with Greta's decision. Ellen Burstyn is great as always. Total drama all day, all night, all the time, Duff's character was extremely annoying throughout. Soundtrack selections come across with compelling depth, balanced comfortably with dialogue exchanges.
However, the story is of the progressive taming of the wild kid. While working at a restaurant, Greta falls in love with a line cook named Julie Evan Ross who has issues of his own. What do you think about Greta's casual attitude about suicide? The soundtrack is amazing and captures every moment perfectly. As well she falls in love and start throwing in all the clichés and you get the picture, no need to watch the ending. But a near catastrophe gives Greta a wake-up call and demonstrates how deeply her own actions impact those around her.
As the title character in According to Greta, Duff successfully portrays a troubled girl who is constantly looking for new and interesting ways to one day kill herself. Director Nancy Bardawil is aiming to craft a motion picture that matches the volatile, crudely written diary kept by Greta -- a tonal Grand Canyon jump that needs far more nutrition than the flashes of scribbled animation and intrusive indie soundtrack is able to provide. Suddenly dynamite blows up in their faces, by way of the granddaughter Greta's unwelcome arrival. Hyde, in which she plays a sadistic science teacher who locks a student in a cage as an experiment. When I first read the previews for this film, I scoffed at the idea that Hilary Duff could play a sarcastic, smart-aleck, suicidal teenage girl. It was good till the time comes to wrap up.
Even though she was a suicidal, I didn't see how much? I began watching and was instantly reminded of Lizzie Maguire Hilary's voice is still exactly the same and I was already under the assumption that it was going to be a long night. Witty and rebellious Greta Hilary Duff doesn't get along with her mother and new stepfather, so they send her to live with her grandparents in Ocean Grove, New Jersey for the summer. First, this film is not for very young children. Ignore it and move on? The film starts out like a rom-com, introducing sweet Frances working in a fancy Manhattan restaurant and riding the train alone back to the spacious apartment she shares with her roommate Erica Maika Monroe , a wealthy party girl with more street savvy than dear Frances. Of course, I will never fault a single performance by Ellen Burstyn who is, as always, excellent in this role with very little to work with.
The things that the producers were able to do with very basic plot was incredible. Although I liked some of her earlier teen work, I don't think I took her for someone who could carry this film - and she did so well. Romance plays a secondary role but does admittedly help in her ridding her suicidal tendencies, though it isn't the main focus of the movie. This and the fact that her father is dead is v. It had so much going for it, Hilary Duff rising to the performance of 'Greta' , basically someone who doesn't see the point of reaching her twenties and is figuring out the best way to make sure that happens.
She gives an incredible performance, and the movie is wonderful. Should we ignore the part of us that insists on trusting each other? Pushed aside by her mother, Karen, Greta is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer, and shes not happy about it. I wish Hilary Duff gets noticed for her work. Black levels are lost in low-light situations, but remain steady throughout the rest of the picture. I watched this movie with my daughter last night.
In many ways the film reminds us that sometimes our instincts are wrong. As Julie, Ross delivers a solid performance as the story's voice of reason, explaining to Greta that usually people who truly want to commit suicide just do it without necessarily informing everyone they know about their plans. However, she portrayed Frances in a way that many people would react to Greta. Greta and her boyfriend make out, but for once the guy stops the physical relationship from taking the next step. Or will she allow the role to provide her with the bridge she seems to be searching for from teen idol to serious actress?.
Although the movie could be used as a good conversation opener about teen suicide, the protagonist, Greta, is not a positive role model. Camp is hard to define, but it's easy to spot. After I got over her light 12 year old voice, I realized that Hilary did a wonderful job. When the credits rolled I could not help but feel that more lurked around the corner. Thankfully my venture to theater was far tamer than Frances meeting with Greta. Why do bad things happen when you accept beverages from strangers? We are committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion, so we ask you to avoid personal attacks, and please keep your comments relevant and respectful. What we see when we peel back the layers is a girl who yearns to be loved, but has been so used to being disappointed that she puts up barriers.
I have read a lot of comments about how overbearing Hilary Duff's Greta really is, but I don't think they full grasp the concept of her character. It is one of those movies that I may not remember all the details of but I will remember that it had some good meaning. While this movie was built around Hillary Duff, the bright, sparkling career of Evan Ross continues to shine through. I can imagine other actresses of Hilary's ilk trying out this role and not succeeding as well as she has. Anyway, Greta is sent to live in Ocean Grove, New Jersey which is a seaside community and not far from the infamous Asbury Park which was crime ridden and left in ashes. I could see why this film didn't go to theatres.
What makes this absolutely brilliant is that no one truly suspects anything is wrong with Greta. Should paranoia run that deep in us all though? Nightmarish teenagers have been portrayed on the screen before, but rarely has such a total nightmare as Greta been seen. This may not be a very long review but I think it is one worth reading. Duff is by far the weakest link in this cast, and since she's the titular character, the movie ultimately falls flat. We just have to remember at the end of the day that we all deserve more.