You guys, life is for living. And as far as living life goes, Zac Efron has it pretty great. His name is even Charlie St. Cloud. Isn’t that just the sweetest? It sounds like candy during a sunset! But there’s more! He’s got a sailboat that Charlie St. Cloud knows how to sail and sexy huge muscles for pulling on the rope and pretty blue eyes for cherishing things in the distance. And he’s got this great little brother. He’s so cute! Life is perfect, you guys. Until Charlie St. Cloud gets into a car accident and his brother dies, then life gets even more better, you guys! His brother doesn’t really die, he lives as a ghost in the woods preserved there for hang out with Charlie St. Cloud all the time.
Meanwhile, Charlie and his perfectly disheveled hair become the talk of the town because he’s so dark and quiet and mysterious, AKA sexy! He even gets to trespass on pretty girls sailboats at night and instead of the getting in trouble or the girl being upset at all, she flirts with him. Take THAT life. That’s what I call living. Now Charlie St. Cloud has got the look, the attitude, the girl and apparently he’s a perfect cook who can buy either wine OR beer for a first date meal! And don’t forget his awesome little ghost brother who he’s teaching to throw a slider. This kid is totally gonna ghost-grow up to be a star in the Field of Dreams league, thanks to Charlie St. Cloud. You guys, this life is SO awesome for living!
And then, suddenly, this awesome life starts to become…unlivable. No way, you guys! His perfect girl wants him to sail away with her, but he can’t because he has a ghost brother! And his ghost brother can feel him slipping away as Charlie St. Cloud gets closer to the girl.
You guys, this is so sad! Which does Charlie St. Cloud chose? The perfect girl that loves him and allows him to chose beer or wine or his ghost brother who is making him go crazy with guilt and isn’t real at all! Duh, the answer is simple! Kill the girlfriend! Then she’ll be a ghost too and be able to see your ghost brother, she won’t go on that sailing trip you don’t want her to AND you’ll become even creepier to the town, AKA way sexier! Charlie St. Cloud’s girl will be trapped in the woods with his brother and he can can keep trespassing and meeting more sexy girls who encourage you to bring wine or beer and maybe even liqueur! You guys, this is going to be the best summer ever for living, even if it’s just Charlie St. Cloud who gets to do the living!
Mike Betette (aka 4theluvofham and Berry of Fran and Berry) is a writer/improviser/actor living in Los Angeles by way of Chicago. He has performed improv across the country with Mission Improvable and on a cruise ship around the world with The Second City. Mike has written for Blackbookmag.com, Superdeluxe.com, CurrentTV's Supernews! and has co-produced two improv game show pilots for CBS starring Craig Ferguson. Mike will also be appearing in the independent, improvised film, "Hitting The Nuts: The True Story of the 2009 Scott County Series of Poker" due out this summer.