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Janie Jones Reviews

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May 9, 2011
You can probably guess what must happen during the course of this road trip. Even less surprising than its story arc, however, are its character details.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 28, 2011
Rosenthal fills this dewy road-trip movie with too many cliches.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 3, 2011
You'll get in touch with your softer side and want to punch it.
October 28, 2011
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 life is this boring.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
October 27, 2011
The musical set pieces aren't enough reason to see "Janie Jones," but at least there's some payoff for an otherwise dismal excuse for a story.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 27, 2011
It isn't easy to make an indie movie these days, so it's dispiriting how many wind up exactly like Janie Jones
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 3, 2011
A mixture of discordant notes and way-too-familiar chords.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 20, 2011
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 predictable path and despite decent performances it does not catch fire.
October 25, 2011
Nivola and Breslin sing and perform the original numbers, welcome interludes that provide respite from Rosenthal's lousy script.
October 26, 2011
The predictability is crushing, and with movies like Crazy Heart and Sofia Coppola's distinctly personal Somewhere so close in the rearview, David M. Rosenthal's estrangement drama feels especially soft.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2011
"Janie Jones'' would feel more assured if Rosenthal had shown more inclination to commit.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 17, 2010
Despite the pic's assets and overall restraint, a whiff of cliched deja vu remains.
September 26, 2011
A minor, utterly familiar and predictable father-daughter road picture melodrama, though Abigial Breslin is good
Full Review | Original Score: C+
October 31, 2011
Unrewarding retread of too many films we've seen before,
October 28, 2011
After a messy, cliched first half, Janie Jones is barely salvaged by the lightweight sweetness that emerges once it becomes a two-hander for Breslin and Nivola.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.8/10
May 1, 2011
Not only reveals that Abigail Breslin as an incredibly talented singer, but an actress who can take a subpar script, breathe life into it and make it somewhat enjoyable, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 8, 2011
Not particularly memorable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 27, 2011
Although not exemplary, "Janie Jones" at least manages to give its tired scenario a sense of legitimacy.
October 27, 2011
Abigail Breslin in a shining performance as the responsible one in a father-daughter reunion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 27, 2011
There are moments when "Janie Jones" threatens to turn into "Crazy Heart," which is not necessarily a bad thing.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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