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Janie Jones (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

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Mary Ann Jones
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Iris
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Dave (as Joel Moore)
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Lily Brand
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Billy
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Officer Dickerson
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Gil
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Brassy Girl (as Katie Riccio)
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A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

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Two strangers. One family.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Janie Jones: Uma História de Amor  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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The film's dedication is "For Julia", who is director's David M. Rosenthal real daughter and his assistant director for this film. They first met when he was 30 and she was 11. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sloan: We're almost there, guys, I think. Just talked to the venue. They say, it's totally sold out. Almost.
Chuck: Any more Hot Pockets left?
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Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Gusto
Written by Brian Roberts, Beth Anderson, Lennon Bone, Lucas Long
Performed by Ha Ha Tonka
Courtesy of Bloodshot Records / Poker Stars Publishing (BMI)
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Solid Reworking of an '80s Era Rock Redemption Film
30 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

This movie is about a down and out rock star who learns that he has a 13 year old daughter by a drug-addicted ex-groupie, whom, sadly, he doesn't remember. (The story has actually been done before in a terrible 1984 movie (the story line of which was suggested by 'Mick Jagger' (qv) entitled _Blame It on the Night (1984)_ (qv).) Fortunately, that's where the similarity ends as this is a much better film, with respect to both writing and acting. All performances are solid and credible and the viewer doesn't feel (at least as measured by the reaction of the audience at the Tribeca Film Festival) he wasted the price of admission. Ironically, the weakest part of the film is the music: the songs performed are so poor one wonders how the lead character could have become a rock sensation in the first place.


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