Charlie St. Cloud is blessed: Not only does he have a fantastic name (just screaming for a Hollywood treatment, in fact), he’s also young, incredibly cute, and has just got a ticket to Stanford via a boating scholarship. For all that, he’s humble and sincere, hailing from a working-class background and double-shift-pulling parents.

Then, abruptly, Charlie’s life literally swerves out of lane when a car accident (he was driving) kills his 11-year old brother Sam but leaves Charlie miraculously intact. What now for the golden boy?

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