• Released
  • October 28, 2011
  • (Limited 10/28)
  • NR , 1 hr 54 min
  • Art House/Foreign
Janie Jones Synopsis
A musician's life turns upside down when he meets the daughter he never knew he had.
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Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
What this predictable tale lacks in surprises it more than makes up for in charm, good music and the indelible performances of Alessandro...
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By Eric Kohn
Although not exemplary, Janie Jones at least manages to give its tired scenario a sense of legitimacy.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
With Ethan and Janie sharing folkie duets, it has a certain small, wan charm, like a father-daughter gloss on "Once." Breslin is a...
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Washington Post

By Ann Hornaday
Nivola and Breslin make a terrific mismatched pair in a film that often resembles a mash-up of "Crazy Heart" and Sofia Coppola's...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
An earnest tale about a faded rock star who discovers he has a teenaged daughter and takes her on the road, Janie Jones follows a...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The actors also acquit themselves well singing the film's numerous tunes. Breslin's voice is pleasantly melodic, while Nivola sounds like...
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Slant Magazine

First thing to get out of the way: No, David M. Rosenthal's third feature, Janie Jones, has nothing to do with the famous song by the same...
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Writer-director David M. Rosenthal fills this dewy road-trip movie with too many cliches. From the glimpses we get of Shue's character,...
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Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
The predictability is crushing, and with movies like "Crazy Heart" and Sofia Coppola's distinctly personal "Somewhere" so close in the...
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
The indie road movie Janie Jones is billed as "inspired by the true story" of its writer-director, David M. Rosenthal. Impossible. No one's...
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Rated NR