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Jolene (2008)

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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 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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When Jolene is working as a server at the outdoor banquet, she carries a tray with two Champagne glasses. One glass is full and one empty. The very next cut, she places the tray on a table, and both glasses are empty. 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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14 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw Jolene at its world premier last night during the Seattle International Film Festival.

The story is charming and the two plus hour film moves along without faltering. Newcomer Jessica Chastain is both beautiful and talented and portrays an ever-optimistic Jolene with the skill of a seasoned actor. The supporting cast includes well-known stars Frances Fisher, Chazz Palminteri, Dermot Mulroney, and Theresa Russell, but your eyes never leave Chastain.

The director is Dan Ireland, co-founder of the Seattle International Film Festival, which is the largest of its kind in the U.S. Ireland's earlier movies include The Whole Wide World and Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. Great work, Dan! I hope everyone comes out to see Jolene.


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