Reunited with "17 Again" director Burr Steers, Zac Efron has a dramatic showcase in this emotional adaptation of Ben Sherwood's novel. Destined for a bright future that includes a scholarship, Charlie changes his path after a car accident results in personal tragedy.
The pain is reinforced by visions of his younger brother ( Charlie Tahan), the accident's victim, but new hope presents itself in the form of an ex-classmate ( Amanda Crew). Kim Basinger and Ray Liotta also star. DVD extras: three "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by Steers; deleted scenes. *** (PG-13: AS, P) (Also on Blu-ray)Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun