"Jolene" is quite a film. It's about the journey of life for Jolene
(Jessica Chastain), who is quite a character. A girl who was left to be
raised by the authorities, she is itching to experience more of the
world and be happythe type of girl who could get hurt. But Jolene has
an indescribable quality that makes people fall in love with her, lust
after her, commit crimes for her and then go crazy, and generally in
that order. Likelihood is they'll get hurt instead of Jolene.
The film strikes a remarkable balance between the quirky, comedic charms of the characters and the somber and serious situations that Jolene gets herself into. Although, as a caveat, I do recognize the critics' complaints that that balance can be quite jarring. The journey the film takes us on with this unforgettable character is a fascinating, funny and joyful one, but also at times, harrowing. Crimes of passion, crimes in the name of God, and crimes for money all for Jolene are all committed. No body is left unturned.
The path the film took to get to us is almost as tumultuous as that of its heroine. Tumbling through the small film festival circuit in 2008 and 2009, it didn't get a distribution deal until 2010. And then it only opened in a handful of screens. But now everybody can finally see this extraordinary film and extraordinary actress. Jessica Chastain is starring in Terrence Malick's highly-anticipated, masterpiece-to-be "The Tree of Life". It's time to meet this star-in-the-making in "Jolene".
"Jolene" captured my heart, and then attempted to stomp all over it, but the film leaves its mark, as does the character Jolene, as does Chastain. I'm still not exactly sure how to take it, but it was an amazing experience.
Action / Drama
Action / Drama
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling cross-country experiencing life, love and heartbreak. Based on E.L. Doctorow's story, "Jolene: A Life."
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