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Jack & Diane (2012)

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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.

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Bradley Rust Gray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Juno Temple ... Diane / Karen
Jackson Ning Jackson Ning ... Bus Driver
Samantha Ives Samantha Ives ... Business Lady (as Samantha Anderson Ives)
Anika Jennie Ji ... Pedestrian
Michael Chernus ... Jaimie
Riley Keough ... Jack
Thysson George Williams 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 Hayley Hunt ... Punk Kid's Girl
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Tom
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Storyline

Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions. Written by filmsalt.com

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Taglines:

Love is a monster.

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content including nudity and an assault, bloody violence, language and drinking - all involving teens | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Most of the food and beverages that Jack and Diane share with one another have the color red in them. See more »

Quotes

Jack: I more than like you. I just wanna like unzip my body and put you in there.
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Whistle
Performed by Kylie Minogue
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An Interesting take on the Female coming of Age Movie
14 May 2014 | by RockPortReviewSee all my reviews

Writer/director Bradley Rust Gray's debut feature "The Exploding Girl" was a mild indie success with its star Zoe Kazan, a twenty-something girl dealing with life and relationship issues. It's a slow burn character study that felt very real and relatable and looked to be a good starting point for the young filmmaker. His follow up film "Jack and Diane" is here and it has taken a pretty vicious critical beating. It stars current "It" girl Juno Temple and Riley Keough in a brief but intense affair, that includes metaphoric intercuts with a werewolf like beast. The film also features brief stop motion tidbits from the brilliant Quay Brothers. In some ways I think it has been unfairly picked on and doesn't deserve such a thrashing.

Diane (Temple) is a British girl in New York City who while trying to find a phone runs into Jack (Keough) the stereotypical tomboy. The two girls are complete opposites. Diane is tiny, meek and insecure. While Jack puts up a tough and rigid exterior, full of false self confidence. After partying the night before, Jack is hit by a car while on her skateboard and for the rest of the film she has a nasty scrape on the side of her face. We find out both characters are caring around some heavy emotional baggage.

Diane has frequent nosebleeds and strange dreams about a big nasty beast ripping people apart, but this is by no means a horror movie. The animated sequences are thick strands of hair moving around the inside of a persons body like a rope tightening around a heart. It's sticky, grimy and a little gross, but then again so are some of the critics. Early on in their relationship Jack finds out that Diane is leaving for Paris in a few weeks and she tries to distance herself and forget everything about her, but she can't. Eventually they start to embrace the time they have left together. The film does feel a little awkward and strange but then again this is what the characters are feeling. The story also meanders and goes in a few different directions but overall I didn't find it annoying. Towards the end of their time together Jack starts getting the nose bleeds and having these awful visions almost like Diane infected her with something.

I know I'm in the minority on this but I kind of dug the film. It's currently available on Netflix watch instantly, so take a chance and give it a watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 April 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$294, 4 November 2012

Gross USA:

$1,142

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,142
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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