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According to Greta (also known as Surviving Summer in the UK and Greta in Australia) is a 2009 American independent drama-character study film starring Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Murphy, Evan Ross, and Melissa Leo. Set in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and directed by Nancy Bardawil.

Greta (Hilary Duff) O'Donnell-Humphrey-Monroe is seventeen. She is bright and beautiful. She is also rebellious as a consequence of her turbulent home life. She arms herself with sarcasm that barely disguises her hurt. For example, she often alludes to suicide and to the many ways in which she plans to end her life. Pushed aside by her mother, Karen, who is on her third marriage and counting, Greta is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer. She is not happy about it and neither are her grandparents. In fact, she tells them that she fully intends to kill herself before the summer is over and compiles a notebook of suicide methods.Greta's snarky ways result in her getting a job at a local seafood restaurant. while working there, her odd sense of humour makes her attractive to many customers. Greta falls for a charismatic short-order cook named Julie, only to find out he was once incarcerated in a juvenile correctional facility for stealing cars. His experience made him determined to do something positive with his life and he attempts to convince Greta to not give up on hers...


Hilary Duff's darkest and edgiest film to date. The film had a rating of 1.25 million viewers on its December 28, 2011 broadcast on the CW network which made it the most watched film of the week. It currently holds a rating of 75% on Rotten Tomatoes based on four reviews.



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