Exclusive Clip Of Abigail Breslin In Janie Jones

By Katey Rich 2011-10-25 15:01:30discussion comments
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After premiering at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival to warm reviews, the music-tinged father daughter drama Janie Jones is coming to theaters on October 28. It's the story of what happens when a fading rock star (played by Alessandro Nivola) gets left behind by his band and, at the same time, is forced to start taking care of his young daughter Janie (Abigail Breslin), who has some serious music talent of her own. We're premiering an exclusive clip from the film below, in which you can see both the budding relationship between father and daughter and the musical chops they both have.


Here's the full synopsis for the film which you can find both theatrically and on-demand starting October 28, via Tribeca Film.

A faded rock star is forced to take responsibility for the daughter he never knew he had in JanieJones, a funny and touching road trip through the world of rock ‘n’ roll from writer-director David M. Rosenthal (Falling Up), inspired by his own experiences.

  Rocker Ethan Brand (Alessandro Nivola) and his band, the Ethan Brand Experience, are on the comeback trail when a former flame (Oscar® nominee Elisabeth Shue) drops a bomb in his lap—their 13-year-old daughter, Janie Jones (Abigail Breslin). Ethan refuses to believe Janie is his kid, but when her mom suddenly leaves for rehab, the child has no place to go but with the band.

  With no inclination toward fatherhood, Ethan continues his hard-living ways, leaving Janie to fend for herself in the dive bars and sleazy motels along the way. As his drug- and booze-fueled antics take their toll on and off stage, the band deserts him one by one, until he and Janie are left alone.

  Desperate to finish the tour and revive his career, Ethan stays on the road as a solo act with Janie in tow. As Ethan’s self-destructive spiral threatens to derail his comeback, Janie uses her own surprising musical talents to help guide him down the rocky road to redemption.

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