Janie Jones (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||David M. Rosenthal|
|Produced by||Eric Bassett
|Written by||David M. Rosenthal|
|Music by||Eef Barzelay|
|Cinematography||Anastas N. Michos|
|Edited by||Alan Heim|
Unified Pictures/Industrial Entertainment
|Distributed by||Tribeca Film (USA)
VVS Films (Canada)
Janie Jones is a 2010 American drama film by writer/director David M. Rosenthal. It stars Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue, Brittany Snow, and Abigail Breslin as the eponymous Janie Jones. The film makes extensive use of original music created by Gemma Hayes and Eef Barzelay and sung and played by Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 17, 2010.
A 13-year-old girl is abandoned by her meth-addicted former-groupie mother, after she informs Ethan Brand, an alcoholic, on-the-road, fading rock star, that Janie is his daughter, and he is not happy about it.
- Abigail Breslin as Janie Jones
- Brittany Snow as Iris
- Alessandro Nivola as Ethan Brand
- Elisabeth Shue as Mary Ann Jones
- Peter Stormare as Sloan
- Joel Moore as Dave
- Frances Fisher as Lily
- Frank Whaley as Chuck
- Rodney Eastman as Billy
The film's soundtrack was released on October 11, 2011 featuring songs written by Irish singer-songwriter Gemma Hayes and Israeli-born American Eef Barzelay. The songs on the album are performed by Abigail Breslin, Aleesandro Nivola, William Fitzsimmons and Gemma Hayes.
Janie Jones garnered mixed reviews from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, it holds a 53% rating based on 30 reviews with an average score of 5.3 out of 10. Metacritic gave the film a 52 out of 100 rating, based on 16 reviews.
- "Janie Jones". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved December 9, 2012.
- "Janie Jones (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) by Various Artists". ITunes (U.S.). Retrieved May 25, 2013.
- "Janie Jones". Rotten Tomatoes. Flixster. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
- "Janie Jones Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 11, 2016.
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