• Janie Jones (2011)

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Janie Jones

Release Date: October 28th, 2011

DVD Release Date: January 31st, 2012

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 54 min

Plot Summary

First, a fading musician (Alessandro Nivola) learns that he has a daughter (Abigail Breslin) from a long-ago tryst, then he must take the teen on tour with him when her mother checks into rehab.

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

Director: David M. Rosenthal , Jim Thacker

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Unified Pictures, Industrial Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    Ann HornadayWashington Post

    Nivola and Breslin make a terrific mismatched pair in a film that often resembles a mash-up of "Crazy Heart" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere," which may account for why it too often feels derivative and contrived. show more

  • 50
    Ray BennettThe Hollywood Reporter

    An earnest tale about a faded rock star who discovers he has a teenaged daughter and takes her on the road, Janie Jones follows a predictable path and despite decent performances it does not catch fire. show more

  • 50
    Tom RussoBoston Globe

    The actors also acquit themselves well singing the film's numerous tunes. Breslin's voice is pleasantly melodic, while Nivola sounds like someone who's been grinding it out on tour for years. show more

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