Despite a likeable and talented cast, JERSEY GIRL misses the mark. Gina Wendkos's screenplay, about a working class girl from New Jersey who falls for a handsome rich man, has nothing new to add to a depleted genre.
Toby (Jami Gertz), a young, attractive school teacher from a blue-collar family, dreams of finding Mr. Right--preferably a Mr. Right with a big bank account. After a conversation with her father, Bennie (Joseph Bologna), who wants her to marry someone from the neighborhood, she impulsively visits
a Mercedes Benz dealership, where she hopes to meet wealthy men. Embarrassed and intimidated, she runs out of the showroom and into the parking lot where h...