According to GretaThe movie centers on a young suicidal and rebellious teen who is sent for the summer to her grandparents. There her summer romance with an ambitious cook is threatened when her grandparents voice concern about her new boyfriend's criminal history.
Critic Reviews of "According to Greta"
L.A. WeeklyDecember 14, 2009
Working from a psychologically trite script by Michael Gilvary, director Nancy Bardawil gets largely good performances from her cast.
Reel Film ReviewsJanuary 24, 2010
...[a] surprisingly engrossing character study.
NewsBlazeDecember 25, 2009
Small screen hottie Hilary Duff moves on from her kid celebrity roots carved out on Disney Channel's Lizzie McGuire, to not exactly Juno looking for lust here, but excelling in a vocal talent for snotty teen talk that's as anti-grownup as can be.
BrianOrndorf.comDecember 11, 2009
Misfires when it should've soared, and while Hilary Duff gives the role a forceful middle-finger twinkle, it's wasted on unsophisticated ABC Family leftovers.
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Hilary DuffBirth date: 28 September 1987, Houston, Texas, USADescription: Hilary Erhard Duff was born on September 28, 1987 in Houston, Texas, to Susan Duff (née Cobb) and Robert Erhard Duff, a partner in convenience store chain. When Hilary was six, she had been traveling in the Cechetti Ballet with her sister Haylie Duff but decided she wanted to fulfill her dream of acting. Her first part was in the mini-series True Women (1997), but her first starring role was as "Ellie" in The Soul Collector (1999), for which she won a Best Performance in a TV Movie or Pilot (Supporting Young Actress) Young Artist Award. Hilary also starred in Casper Meets Wendy (1998) in 1998, in which she played the young witch "Wendy".Success came again as she took the role of the starring title character "Lizzie McGuire" in the #1 hit Disney Channel series Lizzie McGuire (2001). "Lizzie" was extremely successful and spawned The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003).The Lizzie McGuire Movie (2003) was released to theaters on May 2nd, 2003, grossing an impressive US$42 million domestically. Hilary also appeared in Agent Cody Banks (2003) in 2003. Additionally, Hilary is storming the music charts, with singles "So Yesterday" and "Come Clean" settling nicely into the top 40. Hilary's first album, "Metamorphosis", debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200, and eventually ascended to #1 in the following weeks. To date, it has sold more than 2 million copies. Although she toured the USA in support of "Metamorphosis", Hilary hasn't discarded her film career. A Cinderella Story (2004), co-starring Chad Michael Murray, hit theaters on July 19th. The Perfect Man (2005) and Raise Your Voice (2004) opened in 2005. Hilary was the 2004 international spokesperson of "Kids With A Cause", a charity organization that specializes in poverty-stricken children. Her other film credits include Cheaper by the Dozen (2003), Human Nature (2001), Cadet Kelly (2002) and True Women (1997).Hilary continues guest-starring on TV shows, filming movies, recording albums and doing television concerts.
Evan RossBirth date: 26 August 1988, Greenwich, Connecticut, USADescription: Evan Ross was born on August 26, 1988 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA as Evan Olav Næss. He is an actor and producer, known for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) and Jeff, Who Lives at Home (2011). He has been married to Ashlee Simpson since August 30, 2014. They have one child.
Michael MurphyBirth date: 5 May 1938, Los Angeles, California, USADescription: Michael Murphy was born in Los Angeles, California, to Georgia Arlyn (née Money), a teacher, and Bearl Branton Murphy, a salesman. After a hitch in the Marine Corps, Murphy attended the University of Arizona, Tuscon, and then went to U.C.L.A. to get his teaching credential. From 1962 to 1964, he taught high school English and drama in Los Angeles.Murphy's most notable appearance was as Woody Allen's best friend Yale, the self-tortured adulterer, in Allen's masterpiece Manhattan (1979). The two had acted together earlier in Martin Ritt's The Front (1976) and had become good friends. Surpisingly, despite the excellent performance Murphy gave in the film, Allen hasn't used him again.Murphy's career as a first-rate supporting player has continued for four decades, with major parts in Paul Mazursky's An Unmarried Woman (1978), which he calls "the first of the whining yuppies," Peter Weir's The Year of Living Dangerously (1982), and Oliver Stone's Salvador (1986). He also has worked with such significant directors as Elia Kazan in The Arrangement (1969), Tim Burton in Batman Returns (1992), and Paul Thomas Anderson in Magnolia (1999). Murphy recently co-starred in John Sayles' Silver City (2004), as a U.S. Senator who is the father of a gubernatorial candidate played by Oscar-winner Chris Cooper, standing-in for the pre-presidential George W. Bush.Murphy is perhaps best known for his long collaboration with director Robert Altman that stretches back to the beginning of his career."I was right out of the University of Arizona," Murphy reminisced during a 2004 interview, "and a friend said, 'Go to Bob. He's using young guys for this Army thing.'" Altman was directing the World War II television series Combat! (1962), and Altman cast him in the show without an audition."Bob took me under his wing. He told me, 'You're never going to be a movie star. But you'll do some interesting things.' Bob was maybe 35 years old when we met. He'd never play it safe. He has amazing fortitude and guts."In addition to Combat! (1962) and the Altman-directed TV movie Nightmare in Chicago (1964), Murphy has appeared in seven theatrical movies directed by Altman between 1968 and 1996: Countdown (1967), That Cold Day in the Park (1969), MASH (1970), Brewster McCloud (1970), McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971), Nashville (1975), and Kansas City (1996). Murphy has also appeared in Altman's TV adaptation of Herman Wouk's play The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial (1988) and in two cable-TV mini-series for him: Tanner '88 (1988) and Tanner on Tanner (2004).About Altman, Murphy says, "I adore the guy. If you're getting married or divorced, or someone dies, you want to talk to him about it. He's so strong, he sees the big picture. An extraordinary man."Murphy played the title role of Michigan Congressman Jack Tanner in Altman's ground-breaking HBO series Tanner '88 (1988), which was scripted by Garry Trudeau of "Doonesbury" fame. The fictional Tanner ran for president in the Democratic Party primaries of 1988, alongside George Bush (whom Murphy himself "plays" in Silver City (2004)), Michael Dukakis, Al Gore, and Pat Robertson, with some "guest appearances" by Ronald Reagan along the way. The "candidate" Tanner actually interacted on-camera with candidates Gary Hart, Bob Dole, and Jesse Jackson, and with the journalists Linda Ellerbee and Chris Matthews.During the progress of the series' eleven episodes, Tanner increasingly became alienated as the grueling political marathon went on. He was portrayed as an intellectual troubled by sound-bite politics and the public person he was compelled to create for the media-fueled electoral machine that vetted the candidates for the public at the other end of the cathode-ray tube. Tanner eventually realizes he lacks the all-consuming drive to be a successful presidential candidate under such a system.A caustic look at American politics from a liberal-left-anarchist point of view, "Tanner '88" won the prize for best television series at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels in Cannes in the fall of 1988. The mini-series ranks among the best and most important of television programs. Altman-Murphy-Trudeau reprised Tanner with "Tanner on Tanner" (2004), in which the character did not run but commented on the political process and on the media circus accompanying the pursuit for the nation's highest office.About the new cable mini-series, Murphy says, "Bob is showing the nastiness behind all campaigns. I don't think it's a polemic. In Bob's case, you vote for the Democrat, but be careful of what you ask for. Bob is very cynical."Despite decades of solid performances in a plethora of movies, Murphy remains anonymous to the public at large. Arriving in a limousine at the 2004 Toronto Film Festival premiere of Silver City (2004), he got out of the car and was unrecognized. When the publicists eventually realized he was a star of the film, Murphy was ordered back into the limousine so that he could exit it again, and the paparazzi could photograph him."I'm in this fun position where people don't really know who I am," Murphy said when recounting the incident. "It's a good look at life. You get a perspective."In 1988, Michael Murphy married the co-star of his short-lived television show Hard Copy (1987), the actress Wendy Crewson. She has also appeared with her husband in Tanner '88 (1988) and in the theatrical films Folks! (1992) and Sleeping Dogs Lie (1998). They have two children, a daughter, Maggie Murphy, born in 1989, and a son, John ("Jack") Branton Murphy, born in 1992.
Ellen BurstynBirth date: 7 December 1932, Detroit, Michigan, USADescription: Ellen Burstyn was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Correine Marie (Hamel) and John Austin Gillooly. She is of mostly Irish, German, and French-Canadian descent. Ellen worked a number of jobs before she became an actress. At 14, she was a short-order cook at a lunch counter. After graduating from Detroit's Cass Technical High School, she went to Texas to model and then to New York as a showgirl on The Jackie Gleason Show (1952). From there, it was to Montreal as a nightclub dancer and then Broadway with her debut in "Fair Game (1957)". By 1963, she appeared on the TV series The Doctors (1963), but she gained notice for her role in Goodbye Charlie (1964). Ellen then took time off to study acting with Lee Strasberg at the Actors Studio.Her big break came when she was cast as the female lead in The Last Picture Show (1971). For this role, she received nominations for the Golden Globe and Academy Award. Next, she co-starred with Jack Nicholson in The King of Marvin Gardens (1972), giving a chilling performance. Then came The Exorcist (1973). Ellen was again nominated for the Golden Globe and Academy Award. In 1974, she starred in Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), playing a waitress, which is a job that she well knows. For this performance, she won the Oscar as Best Actress as well as the British award for the same category. For the Golden Globe, she was nominated but lost to Marsha Mason. The same year, Ellen made history by winning a Tony Award for the Broadway play "Same Time, Next Year". She won praise and award nominations for the movie version of Same Time, Next Year (1978) and Resurrection (1980). "Resurrection" was a another great film in which she played a woman with the power to heal. Even with all these successful movies and all the awards, Ellen found that she could barely get a job in the 80s. A succession of TV movies resulting in two Emmy nominations kept Ellen going as did the series The Ellen Burstyn Show (1986). The TV movies continued through the 90s. Also in the 90s, Ellen was cast in the supporting role in such movies as The Cemetery Club (1993), How to Make an American Quilt (1995), The Baby-Sitters Club (1995) and The Spitfire Grill (1996). In addition to her acting, Burstyn was the first woman president of Actor's Equity, the actors' union, from 1982 to 1985.
Melissa LeoBirth date: 14 September 1960, New York City, New York, USADescription: Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960 in New York City, New York, USA as Melissa Chessington Leo. She is an actress and producer, known for The Fighter (2010), Prisoners (2013) and Oblivion (2013).
Maury GinsbergBirth date: 14 September 1960, New York City, New York, USADescription: Maury Ginsberg is an actor, known for 5 Flights Up (2014), Rocket Science (2007) and Vinyl (2016).
John RothmanBirth date: 3 June 1949, Baltimore, Maryland, USADescription: John Rothman was born on June 3, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. He is an actor and writer, known for Ghostbusters (1984), The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and Daredevil (2003).
Sylvia KaudersBirth date: 1 December 1921, South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USADescription: Sylvia Kauders was born on December 1, 1921 in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA as Sylvia Wolinsky. She was an actress, known for The Wrestler (2008), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Witness (1985). She was married to Randle Kauders. She died on May 5, 2016 in South Philadelphia.
Oren SkoogBirth date: 18 February 1976, Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USADescription: Oren Skoog was born on February 18, 1976 in Evanston, Chicago, Illinois, USA as Oren Michael Skoog. He is an actor and producer, known for Transylmania (2009), Bobby (2006) and Greta (2009).
Dave ShalanskyBirth date: 28 October 1973, Warwick, Rhode Island, USADescription: Born and raised in Rhode Island, Dave Shalansky moved on to receive a BFA in Acting from Boston University. After moving to New York City directly after graduation, he became very successful in TV commercials and continued advancing his acting career by working steadily in the New York and Regional Theatre circuits. After moving to Los Angeles, Shalansky landed several TV guest star roles and continues to work increasingly on TV, Film and in commercials. He is best known for his recurring character of Harry on the WB's Gilmore Girls. Dave is also a professional drummer and plays in various bands in Los Angeles.
Vivan DugréBirth date: 28 October 1973, Warwick, Rhode Island, USADescription: Vivan Dugré is an actress and producer, known for Greta (2009), Chasing the Devil (2014) and Kabluey (2007).
Gary MottolaBirth date: 28 October 1973, Warwick, Rhode Island, USADescription: Gary Mottola is an actor, known for Greta (2009) and Christopher Dispossessed (2010).
Stuart ZagnitBirth date: 28 March 1952, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USADescription: Stuart Zagnit was born on March 28, 1952 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. He is an actor, known for Pokémon (1997), Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Maboroshi no pokemon: Rugia bakutan (1999) and Gekijô-ban poketto monsutâ: Kesshô-tô no teiô (2000).
Edward LaneBirth date: 28 March 1952, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USADescription: Edward Lane is an actor, known for Greta (2009), Closer to Home (1995) and Naked City (1958).
Eric Sheffer StevensBirth date: 19 June 1972, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Eric Sheffer Stevens was born on June 19, 1972 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is an actor, known for Julie & Julia (2009), Silent House (2011) and Greta (2009).
Michael F. McGuirkBirth date: 19 June 1972, Sacramento, California, USADescription: Michael F. McGuirk is an actor, known for Damaged Goods (2012), Greta (2009) and Searching Hope Springs (2015).
Kelly SullivanBirth date: 3 February 1978, Puyallup, Washington, USADescription: Kelly Sullivan was born on February 3, 1978 in Puyallup, Washington, USA. She is an actress, known for General Hospital (1963), Found in Time (2012) and The Test (2012).
Tsianina JoelsonBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Tsianina Joelson was born on January 16, 1975 in Coquille, Oregon, USA as Tsianina Marie Means. She is an actress, known for Bring It On (2000), American Pie 2 (2001) and Boys and Girls (2000). She has been married to Michael Lohmann since 2004. She was previously married to Greg Joelson.
Julian JosephBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Julian Joseph is an actor and writer, known for The Philanthropist (2009), Bridesburg and Law & Order (1990).
Daniel L. RobertsonBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Daniel L. Robertson is an actor, known for Greta (2009).
William FowleBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: William Fowle is an actor, known for Burn After Reading (2008), The Dictator (2012) and The Hoax (2006).
Will MacAdamBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Will MacAdam is an actor, known for Greta (2009), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and The Last Five Years (2014).
Gil DeebleBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Gil Deeble was born in New York City, New York, USA. He is an actor, known for Prime (2005), Run All Night (2015) and Freedomland (2006). He has been married to Paula Campbell since December 2, 1995. They have two children.
Mark HavlisBirth date: 16 January 1975, Coquille, Oregon, USADescription: Mark Havlis is known for his work on 13 (2010), Greta (2009) and Tenderness (2009).
Frank RodriguezBirth date: 8 December 1960, Montevideo, UruguayDescription: Frank Rodriguez was born on December 8, 1960 in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is known for his work on Mozart in the Jungle (2014), Feed the Beast (2016) and Baby Mama (2008). He has been married to Wanda Arriaga since October 2, 2004. They have two children.
Tim GallinBirth date: 8 December 1960, Montevideo, UruguayDescription: Tim Gallin is known for his work on Doctor Strange (2016), Time After Time (2017) and The Following (2013).
Directors of "According to Greta"
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Creators of "According to Greta"
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