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Jolene (2010)

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Based on the story "Jolene: A Life" by E.L. Doctorow, Jolene is the tale of a young girl who, after surviving a series of abusive foster homes, marries a less-than-adequate young man for a short time to escape her situation. The film follows her on a ten-year journey across America -- - from rural South Carolina to Phoenix to Las Vegas, then to Tulsa and finally Hollywood in her pursuit of love and independence. From age fifteen to twenty-five, Jolene overcomes a myriad of adversity, surviving five defining chapters and threading herself through the lives of others and then finally finding her own path in life. Moving from state to state, from the hope of each new relationship to its inevitable downfall, Jolene's is a story of a survivor whose will and zest shine through against all odds.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 29th, 2010 (Limited) by Screen Media Films (NY)
Video Release: April 26th, 2011 by Entertainment One
MPAA Rating: R For strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use
(Rating bulletin 2126, 6/22/2010)
Running Time: 120 minutes
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Keywords: Orphan, Road Trip, Coming of Age, Voiceover/Narration, Organized Crime, Prostitution, LGBT, Dysfunctional Family, Relationships Gone Wrong, Narcotics, Mental Illness, Sex Crimes, Suicide, Prison, Escape
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Next Turn
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast


Supporting Cast

Frances Fisher    Cindy
Rupert Friend    Coco Leger
Dermot Mulroney    Uncle Phil
Zeb Newman    Micky Holler
Denise Richards    Marin
Theresa Russell    Aunt Kay
Michael Vartan    Brad
Chazz Palminteri   

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Production and Technical Credits

Riva Yares    Producer
Zachary Matz    Producer
Dennis Yares    Screenwriter
E.L. Doctorow    Story Creator

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for May 10th, 2011

May 9th, 2011

While summer is the busiest time of year at the box office, it's the weakest time of year on the home market. That said, this week isn't bad with a few high profile releases. Unfortunately for me, I'm still waiting on the screeners for several of these. As far as the best of the best is concerned, there are a few contenders for Pick of the Week, including the pair of Doctor Who releases. But in the end I went with The Illusionist on Blu-ray / DVD Combo Pack. More...

Featured Blu-ray / DVD Review: Jolene

May 4th, 2011

Jolene was first released in 2008 at the Seattle International Film Festival and earned some positive buzz, especially for its star, Jessica Chastain, who won Best Actress. But it took two more years for the film to get a theatrical release, and even then it more or less disappeared. Was the early buzz warranted? Or was there a good reason for the delay getting to theaters? More...

DVD and Blu-ray Releases for April 26th, 2011

April 26th, 2011

It's a horrible week for DVD / Blu-ray releases. According to there are over 500 DVD and Blu-rays coming out. However, there are no first run releases in that group. Zero. There are releases in the top ten list that during a normal week I would skip over in order to keep the list to a manageable length. It does make choosing the Pick of the Week relatively easy, as only one release, Human Planet on DVD or Blu-ray, comes close. And it is better to grab the show on Blu-ray. More...

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