Janie Jones

Janie Jones

DVD - 2012
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Ethan, a struggling rock musician content with his on-the-road party lifestyle, has his life turned upside down by the arrival of a thirteen-year-old daughter he never knew he had. Left with the responsibility for raising Janie Jones, a shy but talented aspiring musician herself, Ethan takes Janie on a road trip of music, discovery, and father-daughter bonding.
Publisher: [United States] : New Video, [2012]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (101 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Performers: Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola.
ISBN: 9781422973462
UPC: 767685253946
Call Number: DVD J


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Franln Jul 10, 2017

Story of a resilient teen with a crackhead mom & an alcoholic dad. Cool movie. I love the lead actor.

Dec 21, 2012

Another lost child tear jerker seen through Hollywood eyes.
Fakey and flakey for me.

aaa5756 Jun 19, 2012

It was O.K for a home TV movie. I was entertained and interesting. But it was NOT worth the long library wait or the price to rent from a Red Box. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

May 22, 2012

The acting was superb in this movie!

LaimaA Apr 23, 2012

I loved this movie. Alessandro Nivola is perfect as the drunken rock star mellowing into a slightly more responsible person due to the presence of his previously unknown daughter. Abigail Breslin's performance was a bit awkward at times, but I think that was the note she was striving for so I think she did great. This was really Nivola's film and he was thoroughly captivating. I would cast him in every movie if I could.

Mar 30, 2012

I really, really, enjoyed this movie... from the very realistic life-enachment of a small touring rock band and it's narcissistic star/lead singer... to the by-chance, father-and-daughter reunion - and the significant challenges it puts on their awkward relationship. What's more - the film's musical score, of over 30 original songs expressly written for this movie, is outstanding. Some tunes - hard rock... some lyrical... some whimsical... others like folk ballads - all combine to musically enrich the visual experience and make it that much more relevant. The precocious Abigail Breslin is capable of a lot more 'umph' in her performance - so I'm not really sure what happened here with her on-screen direction; but all-in-all, she delivers a competent portrayal of the some-what shy, introspective budding teenager, who's got music in her blood - just like her wayward dad. The supporting cast makes the whole thing believable, especially Francis Fisher, as the upper-class matron who - although long-suffering with her immature son's dalliances in rock music - still loves him dearly... and is privately pleased to discover she is now a grandmother!


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aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
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aaa5756 Mar 18, 2013

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