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Janie Jones

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

October 28, 2011 (Limited)

Director :

David M. Rosenthal

Starring :

Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue, Frank Whaley, Brittany Snow, Peter Stormare, Joel David Moore

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  Be the 1st!

3 of 4

“..writer/director David A. Rosenthal lets the story play out with genuine sweetness, both in the drama and the songs..”
by Moira Macdonald [Seattle Times]
“..too contrived for these immensely convincing, human, damaged characters..”
by Andrew O'Hehir [Salon.com]
“..there are no surprises in David M. Rosenthal's film..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..the film's original songs are low key..”
by Ray Bennett [Hollywood Reporter]
“..packaging is unobtrusively pro..”
by Dennis Harvey [Variety]
“..once it's reduced to a two-hander for Nivola and Breslin, Janie Jones has a lightweight sweetness, owing largely to their chemistry..”
2 of 4

“..despite its panoply of cliches, Janie Jones does admittedly work up some goodwill once you accept it on its almost defiantly generic, low-stakes terms..”
by Kenji Fujishima [Slant Magazine]
1 of 4

“.."Janie Jones" is billed as "inspired by the true story" of its writer-director, David M. Rosenthal. Impossible. No one's life is this boring..”
by Kyle Smith [New York Post]

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