Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene)

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Jolene and Benny are an up and coming folk duo. 19 year old Jolene is having trouble convincing her writing partner Benny to become more commercial. Too many industry types get involved, leaving Jolene feeling dazed and confused and Benny marginalised. Now they are on a crowded tour busy on their way to a festival in the most beautiful, yet remote, location - forcing them to confront their ambitions and emotions for the first time. Can they both get back to where they once belonged, and move forward together, or will all be lost in the noise and confusion?

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Critic Reviews for Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (Benny & Jolene)

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  • Two perfectly good young actors -- Craig Roberts and Charlotte Ritchie -- die a thousand comedy deaths as an up-and-coming folk duo on tour.

    Sep 23, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kate Muir

    Times (UK)
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  • This just goes to prove that it's easy to ape the improvisational style of the Duplass brothers or Shane Meadows, but pulling it off requires storytelling rigour, comic timing and more originality than what's on display here.

    Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A shoestring budget is no excuse for the overall slackness of this winsome and irritating music industry romcom.

    Jun 5, 2014 | Rating: 2/5
  • Show business is a merciless beast that saps the life force of the young... this we already know. Fortunately, what Benny & Jolene offers besides is a liberal helping of gags and a genuine sense of chemistry between leads Ritchie and Roberts.

    Mar 22, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • What day did the Lord create Benny & Jolene, and couldn't he have rested on that day too?

    Jun 18, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
  • While the on-off romance between the central duo is kinda cute, they never for one minute convince as a band - a fatal flaw.

    Jun 8, 2014 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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