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Jackie & Ryan (2014)

PG-13 | | Drama, Family, Music | 3 July 2015 (USA)
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A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician, and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.

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Ami Canaan Mann

Writer:

Ami Canaan Mann
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Katherine Heigl ... Jackie
Ben Barnes ... Ryan
Clea DuVall ... Virginia
Emily Alyn Lind ... Lia
Sheryl Lee ... Miriam
Ryan Bingham ... Cowboy's Brother
Jeffrey Hanson ... Matt Ridenour (as Jeff Hanson)
Adam Dietlein Adam Dietlein ... Wes
Terence Goodman ... Doc
Duane Stephens Duane Stephens ... Old Tramp
Annette Wright Annette Wright ... Music Clerk
Lyle Werner Lyle Werner ... Georgie
Kelsi Cullimore Kelsi Cullimore ... Pretty Girl
Joey Miyashima ... Alfred
Allan Groves Allan Groves ... Tweed Cap
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A modern day train hopper fighting to become a successful musician, and a single mom battling to maintain custody of her daughter, defy their circumstances by coming together in a relationship that may change each others lives forever.

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Sometimes they stay. Sometimes they go.

Genres:

Drama | Family | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and some suggestive material | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Ben Barnes and Katherine Heigl participate in the soundtrack for the film. See more »

Quotes

Jackie: You drive, I should be in charge of nothing!
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Maybelle
Written by Lyle Werner
Performed by Nick Hans and Lyle Werner
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Pretty good, but the screenplay is a bit weak
3 July 2015 | by LogicIsEverythingSee all my reviews

I don't think this film is a great one but somehow it's a good one; good enough to allow you to sit through to the end. Ben Barnes played the Ryan role and performed it with depth. Katherine Heigl played Jackie, also did a good job. But both of them were blocked to be great just because the screenplay (the storyline, the scenario, the plot) was too weak to be evolved into a greater movie and allowed them to become more memorable. Heigl also looked a bit older than Ryan in this film, but since she already got a daughter and under lot of stress to dissolve her marriage, looking older was acceptable. All the songs in this film were not bad but same as the script, all fell short for deeper, more moving and more touching songs. Those lyrics and melodies were also a bit vague and monotonous, short of passion. Ben indeed played guitar well, but his voice was not great, too thin and too narrow without depth and resonance either.

This is a watchable but not great film. I gave it 7 just because I like Ben Barnes a lot. If he could find better scripts and better roles, he could be great. By the way, the girl who played Jackie's daughter was a cute little button, very lovely.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 July 2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Utah, USA See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,305
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2.35 : 1
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