Release Date:January 19,2010
Teen sensation Hilary Duff (“Lizzie McGuire,” “Gossip Girl”) stars as a troubled 17 year old in According to Greta – from Anchor Bay Entertainment. She’s also an executive producer on the film, in which she stars with Evan Ross (ATL, Life is Hot in Cracktown), Michael Murphy (Nashville) and Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award Winner Ellen Burstyn (Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Exorcist). According to Greta is produced by Whitewater Films, recipients of two Film Independent Spirit Awards for the 2004 teen drama, Mean Creek.
According to Greta tells the uplifting story of a rebellious girl who is in the middle of an emotional journey that could lead to a dark ending. However, after spending time with her grandparents on the New Jersey shore and meeting new friends, her path leads to a brighter future. The film is rated PG-13.
Greta’s a trip, but she’s no vacation. Hilary Duff delivers the most unexpected performance of her career as Greta, a rebellious 17 year old ‘exiled’ for the summer to a sleepy Jersey shore community where she immediately informs her grandparents (Murphy and Burstyn) of her plans to kill herself by the time she turns 18.
But before Greta can cross suicide off her ‘to-do’ list, she’ll begin a romance with a young cook from a troubled background (Ross), confront a tragic family secret and maybe even discover the promising young woman beneath her sarcastic shell. Just when Greta’s looking for a way out, will life find a way back in? Oscar® nominee Melissa Leo (Frozen River) co-stars in this always-surprising comedy/drama.