Jolene

Jolene

DVD - 2011
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At the age of fifteen, Jolene, a free-spirited orphan, embarks on a decade-long cross-country adventure, where she experiences life, love, heartbreak, and freedom.
Publisher: Port Washington, NY : E1 Entertainment, 2011
Edition: Widescreen ed
ISBN: 9781417234011
1417234016
Call Number: DVD F JOLE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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funky_d
Feb 10, 2014

Jolene is watchable and compelling. As other reviewers have commented, Chastain brings her acting skills to give us a rich character who keeps making choices that put her back at square one.

Analyzing from Jolene's character standpoint, I didn't buy a few of Jolene's choices. I wonder if the screenwriter truly understood the character when adapting the movie from book. We see her in different places in her life and things happening to her, usually because another love interest has become obsessed with her. I had a few eye roll moments.

That said, I kept watching, wanting to know what happened to Jolene.

IClare Aug 10, 2013

Jessica Chastain is fantastic as Jolene. She gives a really great performance in this movie. The movie itself is a story of both sadness and triumph for Jolene, as she overcomes adversity and grows into a strong, independent woman.

LaimaA Dec 17, 2012

No wonder everyone and their uncle wants to cast Jessica Chastain in their movie. Chastain is radiant; it's like she glows from within. She's perfect for the eternal optimist Jolene who manages to squeeze every bit of joy out of a life that would have had most people curling up in a ball and wishing for death. Rest assured that Russell Brand is not in this movie. When I took a quick glance at the cover, I drew back in trepidation. It's only Rupert Friend looking a little Russell Brandian.

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clarap
Mar 05, 2012

Interesting dvd, enjoyed the dvd.

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amethyst9
Feb 08, 2012

Jessica Chastain's first lead in a feature film. She's my favorite young actress these days and the BEST part of this film. --- Basically (to my mind) this is a story of the many ways people can make mistakes and how life requires that one keeps trying to make things better.
(I didn't really like the story itself very much)

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bstudent
Feb 01, 2012

good acting, solid believable story <could've been from true events> and unfortunately much like what it is in society and this is probably played down from most girls reality, 16 no family and on the road in order to find one or atleast a home.

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jessadam2
Nov 12, 2011

This was on my wish list.... Worth the wait.

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jessadam2
Nov 12, 2011

OOOOOHHHHHH!!!!! Jolene.

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