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Jolene (2008)

R  |   |  Drama  |  13 June 2008 (USA)
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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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Coco Leger
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Uncle Phil
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Sal Fontaine
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Marin
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Aunt Kay
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Brad
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Dr. Bloomberg
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Mrs. Ames
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Suicide Girl
Julie Sledge ...
Girl in Hospital
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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."

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A life between the exit signs

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Drama

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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 »

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When Jolene is narrating about the trial of Uncle Phil she says that she needed to prove that she was 16 and therefore he was guilty of "statutory rape"; This part of the film takes place in South Carolina where the age of consent is 16 therefore it would not be statutory rape, he could be found guilty of adultery and that would have been grounds for divorce from his wife though. See more »

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

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Jolene,Jolene
music and lyrics by Ron Orlando
Performed by Ron Orlando and Mystery Train
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Captures the disenfranchised power and yet powerlessness of an adult Foster "kid"
2 January 2012 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

As a foster kid tossed from home-to-home throughout southern Louisiana only to land with hard-earned education in Boston working at Harvard Medical School and living in the penthouse of the Ritz, I can tell you that I identify with this movie. There is something luring about the disenfranchised vulnerable that makes beautiful for predators (even well-intended predators with good intentions)- mark. I am most curious to learn where and with whom the author did his research to accurately reflect the subtle, but violent truths of this character Jolene. He captures the dichotomy of her seeming power but destined powerlessness with piercing accuracy.


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