Janie Jones
Janie Jones (2011)

Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap: their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but… More

Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 31, 2012
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Russo
Boston Globe

"Janie Jones'' would feel more assured if Rosenthal had shown more inclination to commit.

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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com

The movie works because it's essentially an old-fashioned two-hander for a couple of subtle and terrific actors.

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Brett Michel
Boston Phoenix

Not particularly memorable.

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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

Nivola and Breslin make a terrific mismatched pair in a film that often resembles a mash-up of "Crazy Heart" and Sofia Coppola's "Somewhere"...

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Ian Buckwalter
NPR

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.

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Tricia Olszewski
Washington City Paper

You'll get in touch with your softer side and want to punch it.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

A mixture of discordant notes and way-too-familiar chords.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

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.

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Marshall Fine
Hollywood & Fine

A movie about second chances that's sweet (without being sugary) and tinged with regret.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
The Little Miss Sunshine star is a very talented teen now. This movie was very enjoyable. Good music. Touching story. A really well done Independent… More
Walter M.
The movie starts with Mary Ann(Elisabeth Shue) taking her 13-year old daughter Janie(Abigail Breslin) to meet her father Ethan(Alessandro Nivola), who is in… More
Al S
A heart-wrenching and deeply absorbing movie. It`s the best film of its kind since Crazy Heart. A powerful and emotionally gripping film that just tugs on your… More
Jonny Crumley
Decent drama with a good cast and a nice soundtrack
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Cast: Abigail Breslin, Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue, Peter Stormare, Joel David Moore, Frances Fisher, Brittany Snow, Frank Whaley, Rodney Eastman, David… More