A life between the exit signs.
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
Jessica Chastain Frances Fisher Rupert Friend Dermot Mulroney Zeb Newman Chazz Palminteri Denise Richards Theresa Russell Michael Vartan Shannon Whirry Mickey Cottrell Mary Jane Johnson Stephanie Likes Jose Rosete Benjamin Mouton Eddie Guerra Amy Landers Jacqueline Torres Jennifer Pfalzgraff Asher Angel Avi Angel
THE WORST TASTE IN MEN.
you can tell that a man made this
The shit I'll watch for Jessica Chastain.
The best thing about this movie is that it launched her career. She gave a really brave performance. She's great, but the movie isn't.
The plot is basically Jolene moving from town to town and marrying every sleazy asshole she meets. One dude tries to ASS RAPE her on their WEDDING NIGHT and she LOVINGLY STAYS WITH HIM!?
She really is an interesting character, and one that is worth making a movie about, but some of the decisions she makes do make it harder to feel sympathy. There's no doubting that she's a victim though, and goes through a lot.
To summarize, boring movie full of cardboard cut out characters and awful dialogue, only worth watching for Chastain.
Even with her though, I can't recommend this movie.
Of all the films to debut in. jessica sweetie i'm SO sorry
Can’t even begin to explain how bad this is. The only reason it get’s a star at all is because of Jessica Chastain. She show's a lot of the promise we would come to see fulfilled a few short years later. But unless you're a diehard believer, she can’t save you from two hours of nose picking, ceiling stairing and bum scratching.
I don't understand if these characters weren't aware of statutory rape laws, or if the sight of then-30-years old Jessica Chastain made them forget (she plays a minor), but there's some serious illegal and immoral business going on in this film.
Thank god she graduated from this to more prestigious roles. Jolene is okay as a character, but some of the decisions she makes seem to serve the awful script rather than follow her character traits - it's like they turn off her brain for a second just so that she can fall into the hands of yet another disgusting weirdo.
can you believe academy award nominee jessica chastain's career was launched by a movie where a guy proposes to her with a ring hidden in the crotch of his leather pants
this is a weird little movie. parts of it are outstanding and parts of it are dreadful but the two are so intertwined that it becomes hard to tell what's intriguing and what's indolent.
I lost it when rupert friend stashed a wedding ring inside the crotch of his leather pants and poor jchas had to fish it out - I was literally in paroxysms of laughter for ten minutes god men are bizarre. further proof: a #classic line from another idiot, "redheads have their own special scent. kind of like warm milk." so basically dudes are bad at listening and bad at similes. incredible ....... anyway AS PER USUAL the wlw relationship was not only treated like shit but…
so gross and silly and bad that i zoned out for a lot of it BUT it launched The Chastain's career so...wow..i love this movie...wow its so... perfect...five..stors..
men really slap together a montage of a woman getting abused for 2 hours straight and call it cinema
The way this movie hates women...
Dolly Parton- "Jolene"
Peak: #1 Country Songs
#44 Adult Contemporary
#60 Hot 100
Official Music Video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_aU5gafxI84
"Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
I'm begging of you please don't take my man
Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene
Please don't take him just because you can
Your beauty is beyond compare
With flaming locks of auburn hair
With ivory skin and eyes of emerald green
Your smile is like a breath of spring
Your voice is soft like summer rain
And I cannot compete with you
He talks about you in his sleep
And there's nothing I can do to keep
From crying when he calls your name
And I can easily understand
She's a bad girl.
Jessica Chastain’s character Jolene is an orphan who marries young, but an indiscretion destroys that and she constantly finds herself traveling around reinventing herself doing what she has to to get by.
Phenomenal performance from Chastain which lifts this movie from a mediocre melodrama to something much better than it would have been.
Une chronique appréciable pour les débuts de Jessica Chastain, mais ça reste éparpillé tout en se terminant comme un roman avec une fin ouverte peu satisfaisante cinématographiquement.
Je l'avais vu en version du réalisateur à sa sortie, mais je ne pourrais y déceler les différences autant d'années après ce visionnement mais, de souvenir, le sentiment en sortant du film demeure le même.
like yeah this movie sucked but good lord jessica chastain gave an amazing performance
dos horas d mi vida desperdiciadas
why do men exist? they shouldn’t.
oi deus sou eu de novo
not sure whether i should hate this film or thank it. por que no los dos?
Like a road movie without, er, the road stuff. Jolene moves from place to place, from one set of characters to another, without any screentime for interstitial travel. It's like she says in the narration, "Life changes fast." Jolene accumulates so many lovers that you could follow this up with a Scott Pilgrim-style "six evil exes" story. It goes more or less okay until the last stretch, where the storytelling lost me.
Jolene's first husand is called Mickey Hollar, like Mickey Haller the Lincoln Lawyer.
Because of certain developments in the movie, I was thinking about the movie Shazam!, and issues of parental abandonment of children. Little did I know when I had this thought that the toddler in Jolene is played at one point by Asher Angel, who played the abandoned child Billy Batson in Shazam!
makes a great case for never watching a movie written and directed by a man ever again
The journey of Jolene
This is disturbing.
The accents are bad.
Nobody eats a grilled cheese with chocolate milk. Yuck.
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