Janie Jones Ethan (Alessandro Nivola), the surly leader of an indie-rock band, learns that he has a 13-year-old daughter, Janie (Abigail Breslin) — and that he has… Janie Jones Ethan (Alessandro Nivola), the surly leader of an indie-rock band, learns that he has a 13-year-old daughter, Janie (Abigail Breslin) — and that he has… PT107M Abigail Breslin Alessandro Nivola Tribeca Film
Movie Review

Janie Jones

SECOND CHANCES Alessandro Nivola and Abigal Breslin in Janie Jones
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SECOND CHANCES Alessandro Nivola and Abigal Breslin in Janie Jones
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Length: 107 Minutes; With: Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola; Distributor: Tribeca Film

Ethan (Alessandro Nivola), the surly leader of an indie-rock band, learns that he has a 13-year-old daughter, Janie (Abigail Breslin) — and that he has to take care of her right in the middle of his tour of honky-tonk bars. It's a Hollywood setup, only done in a rambly, micro-budgeted way. And with Ethan and Janie sharing folkie duets, it has a certain small, wan charm, like a father-daughter gloss on Once. Breslin is a clear-eyed delight. (Also available on demand) B-

Originally posted Nov 02, 2011 Published in issue #1180 Nov 11, 2011 Order article reprints