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Jack & Diane -- Two teenage girls meet on a summer day in New York City and spend the night kissing. Bubbly and naïve, Diane is overwhelmed by her powerful new feelings for tomboy Jack, and they begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways. Young love is a monster...
Jack & Diane -- Jack and Diane are two teenage girls who meet over the summer and quickly develop deep feelings for one another, which are further complicated by the fact that Diane is moving away in the fall. Overwhelmed by it all, Diane's feelings begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways ...


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Love is a monster.
Diane's feelings for Jack -- the girl she met over the summer -- begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways when she learns that her friend will soon be moving away. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Juno Temple ... Diane / Karen
Jackson Ning ... Bus Driver
Samantha Ives ... Business Lady (as Samantha Anderson Ives)

Anika Jennie Ji ... Pedestrian

Michael Chernus ... Jaimie

Riley Keough ... Jack
Thysson George Williams ... Club Smoker

Rock Kohli ... Cab Driver

Neal Huff ... Jerry

Cara Seymour ... Aunt Linda

Haviland Morris ... Jack's Mom

Kylie Minogue ... Tara
Zohren Weiss ... Punk Kid
Hayley Hunt ... Punk Kid's Girl

Lou Taylor Pucci ... Tom

Blake Daniel ... Curly Haired Boy

Jen Ponton ... Stacy

Kurt Carley
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dane DeHaan ... Chris
Joyce Laoagan ... Hotel Personnel

Jennifer Appel ... Hipster (uncredited)

Leo Fitzpatrick ... Joby (uncredited)

Lena Gora ... Kissing Girl (uncredited)
Evan Haydien ... Bartender (uncredited)
Everardo L. Huesca ... Club Dancer (uncredited)

Michael Jefferson ... Partier (uncredited)
Brett McClelland ... Businessman Traveler (uncredited)
T. Oliver Reid ... Transvestite (uncredited)
David Villalobos ... Rake (uncredited)
Bryan Williams ... Pedestrian (uncredited)

Directed by
Bradley Rust Gray 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bradley Rust Gray  written by

Produced by
Karin Chien .... producer
Ricardo Costa Reis .... executive producer
Rui Costa Reis .... executive producer
Jen Gatien .... producer
Bradley Rust Gray .... producer
Leonardo Guerra Seràgnoli .... executive producer (as Leonardo Guerra Seragnoli)
Eliad Josephson .... executive producer
So Yong Kim .... producer (as So-yong Kim)
Tricia Quick .... executive producer
Gene Reed .... executive producer
Riaz Tyab .... executive producer
Original Music by
Cinematography by
Anne Misawa (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Bradley Rust Gray 
So Yong Kim  (as So-yong Kim)
Casting by
Sig De Miguel 
Stephen Vincent 
Production Design by
Chris Trujillo 
Art Direction by
Matt Marks 
Costume Design by
Audrey Louise Reynolds 
Makeup Department
Heidi Evora-Santiago .... makeup artist
Joelle Troisi .... makeup department head
Production Management
Maria Elena Chafardet .... production manager
Art Department
Elizabeth Kelly .... set dresser
Matt Marks .... props
Ian Salter .... carpenter
Sound Department
Marco Alicea .... digital audio transfer
Danny Caccavo .... digital editorial services
John Countryman .... video services
Andrea Gard .... additional sound design
Andrea Gard .... foley artist
Noah Katz .... digital editorial services
Mike Lane .... client services
Michael Levine .... digital audio transfer
Dmitri Makarov .... digital editorial services
Zach Martin .... assistant re-recording mixer
Charlotte Moore .... post production sound accountant
Shelly Napolean .... client services (as Shelly Napoleon)
Eva Porter .... client services
Kent Sparling .... re-recording mixer (as Kent Sparling CAS)
Kent Sparling .... sound designer (as Kent Sparling CAS)
Michael Sterkin .... sound mixer
John Torrijos .... video services (as John 'J.T.' Torrijos)
Dmitry Volovik .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Gabriel Bartalos .... special effects
James Ojala .... special effects crew; Atlantic West FX
Visual Effects by
Robert A. Morris .... visual effects supervisor
Jennifer L. Loughran .... stunt performer: skateboard (as Jennifer Willis)
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Brandon Barron .... key grip
Adrien Bertolle .... additional second assistant camera
Bennett Cerf .... first assistant camera
Nicola Guarneri .... gaffer
Bruce Jones .... electrician
Wilmot Kidd .... camera loader
Matt Marks .... still photographer
Francesco Pinna .... key grip
Andrei Bowden Schwartz .... second assistant camera
Douglas Seok .... swing: grip/electric
Animation Department
Stephen Quay .... animator
Timothy Quay .... animator
Casting Department
Harley Kaplan .... casting associate
Brandon Powers .... casting associate
Editorial Department
Matt Breitenbach .... digital intermediate assist
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer
Jack Lewars .... digital intermediate colorist
Location Management
Cynthia Chou .... location scout
Music Department
Rachel Fox .... music supervisor
Annie Lin .... music clearances
Other crew
Lauren Cozzens .... production coordinator
John Criswell .... animatronic effects
Alex Dorman .... production assistant
Georgina French .... post production assistant
Paul Hammond .... commentary
Erica Kram .... commentary coordinator
Mariana Santos-Kopelson .... assistant to Producer (as Mariana Santos)
Mike Schleifer .... production assistant
Sarah Schwartz .... office production assistant
Nancy Shon .... production assistant
David Harry Yoon .... assistant to director/producer (as David Yoon)
Peer Pedersen .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong sexual content including nudity and an assault, bloody violence, language and drinking - all involving teens
110 min
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The first choices for lead roles were Juno (2007) co-stars Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby.See more »
Jack:I more than like you. I just wanna like unzip my body and put you in there.See more »
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32 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
Beautiful piece of work, but not for everyone, 18 October 2012
Author: MJ from United States

I've been waiting years for this movie...and it was worth the wait. I first heard about this film maybe 4 or 5 years ago, and I've followed it all the way through its development. It was off to a rocky start with many casting changes (originally set to star Olivia Thirlby and Ellen Page), and also suffered funding issues, but this doesn't show in the final product.

Let me start off by saying that this film is at its heart, a beautiful love story. Jack (Keough), though tough skinned and sometimes a jerk, proves to be an extremely likable character. Jack is a typical rugged tomboy, but also hides an extremely vulnerable hopeless romantic underneath. Diane comes off first as childish, through the way she dresses and speaks, but she hides a deep intensity and is in actuality very strong and multifaceted. Both actresses are fearless and play their respective roles remarkably. The story line is not arced with the stereotypical first-love plot; it had many twists and turns and was deep and complicated, but the filmmaker made it work on the screen. This movie also had many quirky moments interspersed, that were quite laughable. My favorite part besides Keoughs and Temples performances is the cinematography (and its musical pairings, but more on that later). Gray, the director, shot a picturesque and dream-like movie. The best example of this is the scene where Jack and Diane first kiss in the club; it takes your breath away. Each frame is near perfection, but viewer be forewarned this is a slow movie. There are many awkward (but poignant) moments that draw you in and make you feel just as uncomfortable as the characters. To me, this is the whole point of cinema, to make a viewer feel certain emotions, and this film achieves that admirably. If you are not used to slow films with sparse dialogue, you won't like this one.

Now to the nitty gritty, specifically "the monster" and the animations by the Brothers Quay. The fact that this was a "werewolf" movie is what drew me to this project in the first place, but that really is not what this film came to be. There is a monster and it is a throwback to the beastly werewolves of lore. However, this "monster" represents Diane's awakening sexual desire. As the film progresses and the monster in Diane awakens she shows her intense and passionate side more and more. The Brothers Quay animations didn't do much for me, but they are unique and add to the horror aspect of this movie. Speaking of celebrities, Kylie Minogue's performance is somewhat underwhelming. Had I of not known she was in the movie beforehand, I would have never taken a second look at her character. Which is not to say it was badly acted, in fact it was acted so well, it just didn't stand out.

What did stand out surprisingly, was the music in this film, one of Minogue's own songs is in it, and it is incredible. The soundtrack suits the film very well and is extraordinarily beautiful, as it portrays the intensity or confusion of Jack and Diane's emotions. There was also exquisite attention to detail in many aspects of this film. The best example that comes to mind is how almost every food that Jack or Diane eat, they share with one another, and it is all colored red, which surely could be a metaphor for devouring someone else's flesh (harkening to the recurring werewolf theme). The ending is open-ended, and I'm certain this will leave most viewers confused and opposed to this film. However, I like a film that makes me think, one that makes me want to believe, and this film does exactly that.

TL;DR Not a film for everyone, but if you like unique love stories, superb intense acting, a dash of horror, and long drawn out scenes that are beautifully shot, then this is the film for you.

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