Magnolia Pictures
Lisa Schwarzbaum
November 09, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

Jack & Diane

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
R
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
11/02/12
performer
Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Kylie Minogue, Juno Temple
director
Bradley Rust Gray
distributor
Magnolia Pictures
genre
Drama

We gave it a B-

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-

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