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Jailbait (2014)

Anna Nix is sent to a juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive stepfather. In the prison, she discovers relationships, drugs, complex mental illness, and her eventual search for redemption.

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Cast

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Anna Nix
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Kody
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Frank Baragan
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Correction Officer Brown
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Genie (as Jennifer Jacobs)
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Jane
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Stepfather
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Correctional Officer Linda Rays
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Mr. Perillo
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Dr. Xan
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Jo
Laura Alexandra Ramos ...
Camille
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Betty - Anna's Mother
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Judge
David Brite ...
Mr. White
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A gritty coming of age thriller about a young girl sent to juvenile prison for the murder of her abusive stepfather. The film follows Anna Nix's journey into the dark world of an all girls jail where she discovers complex relationships, drugs, mental illness, and her eventual search for redemption. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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18 February 2014 (USA)  »

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17 & Life: Jailbait  »

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Trivia

Sarah Malakul Lane, the star of the movie, was dating writer-director Jared Cohn during the filming. See more »

Goofs

When Ana is going out to the yard for the first time Kody and her gang are lined up behind her and then the next minute only two of them are there and the rest are spread out. See more »

Quotes

Judge: The defendant, Anna Nix, is hereby sentenced to four to nine years in a maximum security juvenile correctional facility.
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Soundtracks

Demon Racer
Written by Moni Scaria
Performed by Moni Scaria
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Not really realistic in any sense...
7 March 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

While "Jailbait" tries to accomplish a lot of things with its fairly stereotypical and way too unrealistic storyline, then director Jared Cohn fails to make a lasting impact with this movie.

The story in "Jailbait" is about Anna (played by Sara Malakul Lane) who is sexually molested by her step dad and accidentally kills him. Going to a juvenile rehabilitation center, Anna ends up learning how life inside the prison walls can be with all its hardships, alliances and abuse.

From an entertaining point of view then "Jailbait" was actually a good enough movie to watch because it wasn't boring and it kept on a brisk pace. However, if you put on a set of realism goggles, then everything in this movie just falls to the ground fast and shatters into a million pieces. Nothing about the things happening inside the juvenile rehabilitation facility is really realistic, and things are portrayed fleetingly and just allows the audience a brief look at the surface of things.

What kept the movie afloat the pace of the storyline and the fairly good acting performances put on by just about everyone in the movie.

But all in all then "Jailbait" is good enough entertainment and scores a solid 5 out of 10 stars from me.


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