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Jack & Diane

(Magnolia Pictures)

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Jack & Diane

Genre: Drama; Starring: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Kylie Minogue, Juno Temple; Director: Bradley Rust Gray; Runtime (in minutes): 105; MPAA Rating: R; Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Diane (Juno Temple) is a raggedy moppet of a girl, adrift on a visit to New York City. Jack (Riley Keough) is a skateboarding tomboy of a chick. Wham, the two fall into an ardent, downtown-y, summertime passion — symbolized by Diane’s flowing nose-bleed. Love and sex are scary in Bradley Rust Gray’s over-Freuded exercise in semi-horror/gender studies: The nosebleeds are dainty compared with images of slithering hanks of hair and mucous-y membranes, in scenes animated by the Quay Brothers. (Also available on VOD) B-

Originally posted November 9 2012 — 12:00 AM EST

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