Goodies? Yes, Charlie St. Cloud has a few. We begin with an audio commentary by director Burr Steers; one that may actually be recommended by physicians someday for people suffering from insomnia at that. If I had to describe it in five words, I would say ‚Äúit is dry, dry, dry.‚ÄĚ Next up are a handful of promotional behind-the-scenes featurettes that focus on the making of the movie and our lead actor — as well as that spiritual world beyond the movie relies on to tell its story. Several deleted scenes are also included, with optional (dry) commentary by director Steers again.
Finally, the initial Blu-ray releases of Charlie St. Cloud give viewers the option to a free streaming movie (Internet required) through the wonders of BD-Live. Normally, this isn‚Äôt a bad thing. In this case, though, our only two options are What Dreams May Come or Lorenzo‚Äôs Oil (ugh). While I‚Äôm sure that fans of the film will enjoy the selection of bonus tidbits that Universal has assembled for Charlie St. Cloud, others will more than likely never bother touching ‚Äėem.
In short, Charlie St. Cloud is a decent film. It never really succeeds in pulling you in, but I could think of worse ways to spend the better portion of two hours (such as What Dreams May Come or Lorenzo‚Äôs Oil).
But at least we don‚Äôt have to see Zac Efron dance in this one!