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"A life between the exit signs."
  • R
  • 2008
  • 2 hr
  • 6.4  (5,114)
  • 31

Jolene is a 2008 American drama film directed by Dan Ireland, based on the short story "Jolene: A Life" by E. L. Doctorow. The movie stars Jessica Chastain, who gives a stunning performance in the titular role as Jolene. Other notable actors include Frances Fisher and Rupert Friend, who play supporting roles in the film. The story follows Jolene as she navigates through a tumultuous journey marked with highs and lows. She is an orphaned teenage girl who lies about her age to marry Mickey, a young man who just returned from serving in Iraq. The marriage is short-lived, and Jolene soon finds herself on the road, seeking solace in the arms of various men.

Through her travels, Jolene encounters a number of characters, both kind and cruel. She is taken under the wing of a wealthy woman (Frances Fisher) who offers her a job and a chance at a better life. Jolene also becomes involved with a guitar-playing cowboy (Rupert Friend) who is kind to her but ultimately cannot give her what she needs.

As Jolene moves from place to place, her experiences begin to take a toll on her. She is forced to confront the reality that she cannot continue living life in a haphazard fashion. The film explores themes of love, loss, and self-discovery, as Jolene tries to find her place in the world.

Jessica Chastain gives a powerful performance as Jolene, capturing the character's vulnerability and resilience. She portrays Jolene as a woman who is both strong-willed and vulnerable, someone who is searching for love but is often disappointed. The film also features impressive performances from Frances Fisher and Rupert Friend, who bring depth and warmth to their respective characters.

The cinematography in Jolene is stunning, with breathtaking shots of the American countryside and the many places Jolene visits. The film's score is also noteworthy, with original songs and music that perfectly complement the story's emotional beats.

Overall, Jolene is a haunting and beautifully crafted film that explores the complexities of love and self-discovery. It's a heartfelt story that features superb performances and stunning visuals. If you're a fan of emotional dramas that tackle poignant themes head-on, Jolene is definitely a film to check out.

Jolene is a 2008 drama with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.4 and a MetaScore of 31.

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