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Jolene (2008)

R | | Drama | 13 June 2008 (USA)
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."

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

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A life between the exit signs

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use

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Jessica Chastain's feature film debut. See more »

Goofs

Jolene can't be charged with kidnapping her son as she is his mother and still married to his father. At most she can be charged with custodial interference.

Also, no matter how much money Brad has, it's almost impossible to get a civil annulment once the marriage is consummated (as evidenced by Brad Jr.) and they've lived together as man and wife..

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In on-screen credits, Don Mosley is listed twice as Chief Lighting Technician. See more »

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A Star Is Born
28 June 2008 | by See all my reviews

Jessica Chastain gives one of those performances that make history in this wonderful Dan Ireland film based on a short story by Doctorow. She goes through a life of radical changes, so much so that it could be considered a multi character study if not for the amazing truth in Chastain's portrayal. The exteriors may change and circumstances may appear diametrically opposite but at its very center she's the same girl we met at the beginning, never ever betraying that spirit or that thirst for life. Like in Dan Ireland's "The Whole Wide World", that launched the career of Rene Zellwegger, "Jolene" may do the same for Jessica Chastain. I don't think I'll see a better performance this year.


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