Jolene

January 3rd, 2008







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Plot
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."

Release Year: 2008

Rating: 6.5/10 (938 voted)

Critic's Score: 31/100

Director: Dan Ireland

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Frances Fisher, Rupert Friend

Storyline
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."

Writers: Dennis Yares, E.L. Doctorow

Cast:
Jessica Chastain - Jolene
Frances Fisher - Cindy
Rupert Friend - Coco Leger
Dermot Mulroney - Uncle Phil
Zeb Newman - Mickey
Chazz Palminteri - Sal
Denise Richards - Marin
Theresa Russell - Aunt Kay
Michael Vartan - Brad
Shannon Whirry - Teacher
Drea Pruseau - Nurse
Mickey Cottrell - Dr. Bloomberg
Mary Jane Johnson - Mrs. Ames
Bri Acsani - Suicide Girl
Julie Sledge - Girl in Hospital

Taglines: A life between the exit signs



Details

Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 3 Jan 2008

Filming Locations: Arizona, USA

Technical Specs

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Goofs:
Continuity: When Jolene is working as a server at the outdoor banquet, she carries a tray with two Champagne glasses. One glass is full and one empty. The very next cut, she places the tray on a table, and both glasses are empty.



User Review

Jolene shines at the Seattle Film Fest

Rating: 9/10

Of all the films I saw at the 2008 Seattle International Film Fest, "Jolene" is the one that stayed with me. Jessica Chastain gives a multi layered, complex, superlative performance as the title character. A girl drifting through her life looking for love in all the wrong places. The film stays away from sentimental payoffs giving it a very distinctive tone. Are we suppose to sympathize with Jolene? Dan Ireland, the director, leaves that to us in another honest and wonderful tale of longing and hope. From Rene Zellwegger in "The Whole Wide World" to Joan Plowright in "Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont" Dan Ireland has shown a remarkable flair to bring out the best on his female characters and more. Frances Fisher gives an Academy Award worthy performance in a part so far away from anything I've ever seen her do that it took me a while to realize it was her. Michael Vartan, Dermot Mulroney, Chazz Palmintieri and in particular Rupert Friend give vivid, powerful performances. "Jolene" is unique in a year of sequels and TV adaptations. I can't wait to see it again. Congratulations Mr. Ireland and thank you for your passionated and coherent commitment to the independent soul.









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