Janie Jones (film)

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Janie Jones
Janie jones poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David M. Rosenthal
Produced by Eric Bassett
Keith Kjarval
Written by David M. Rosenthal
Starring Abigail Breslin
Brittany Snow
Alessandro Nivola
Elisabeth Shue
Peter Stormare
Music by Eef Barzelay
Cinematography Anastas N. Michos
Edited by Alan Heim
Unified Pictures/Industrial Entertainment
Distributed by Tribeca Film (USA)
VVS Films (Canada)
Release date
  • September 17, 2010 (2010-09-17) (TIFF)
Running time
107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $6,840[1]

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.[2][3]


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.



The film's soundtrack was released on October 11, 2011[4] 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.[5]


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.[6] Metacritic gave the film a 52 out of 100 rating, based on 16 reviews.[7]


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