Friday, December 11, 2009

Get Ready for Hilary Duff's According to Greta

If there's one Disney star that I would always look up to, it would be Hilary Duff. She has kept her life simple and real. So what's up with her now?

The 22-year-old actress, whose latest film, According to Greta, hits selected theaters tomorrow.

According to Greta is an independent drama film starring Hilary Duff, Ellen Burstyn, Michael Murphy, Evan Ross, and Melissa Leo. Set in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and directed by Nancy Bardawil, making her feature film directing debut.

Hilary Duff will play the role of Greta, the 17-year-old bright, beautiful and seriously rebellious, full of sarcastic wit that barely disguises the hurt inside. Pushed aside by her mother, Karen (Leo), who is on her third marriage and counting, Greta is shipped off to her grandparents for the summer, and she's not happy about it. In fact, she tells them that she fully intends to kill herself before the summer is over and is currently compiling a notebook of suicide methods. Greta falls for a charismatic short-order cook (Ross), only to find out he's been in and out of a juvenile correctional facility for stealing cars. Now he's determined to do something with his life, but as their romance heats up, Greta has to overcome the concerns of her grandparents (Burstyn, Murphy) about her boyfriend's criminal past. But soon a near catastrophe gives Greta a wake-up call and demonstrates how deeply her own actions impact those around her. Greta's growing love for her elderly grandparents, along with the excitement of her first summer romance, gradually strips away her defenses, revealing the promising, charismatic young woman underneath her shell.