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Commentary with director Dan Ireland, Interviews with Jessica Chastain and additional cast members, Bloopers.
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Would I watch it again? - I did already.
Even so, this film is worth watching for Chastain's performance. She's going to be huge.
The story follows a young lady through ten years in her difficult teen and early adult life, traveling from state to state as she looks for love, expressing her amazing artistic skills, and a better life than what keeps getting thrown her way. The supporting performances around her are believable and professionally played, but Jessica was beyond captivating and managed to convey a heartfelt and solid lead performance that carried the title character perfectly.
The BD quality is clear throughout with no real falterings. Her fair skin never appears to bleed into the frame, and even in the Arizona scenes the contrasts are subtle yet still vibrant. The DTS is competently mixed and the special features include:
* Bloopers, 3:33 minutes. Not funny and could have easily been excluded and the quality is below lodef.
* Interview with Dan Ireland & Jessica Chastain, 20:54 minutes. A sit-down interview with the two of them talking film and career. The film was made four years prior to this talk and she has definitely come into her own. Worth the watch if you become a fan of hers (a dry setting in a room).
* Interview with Theresa Russel, 3:00 minutes.Read more ›
I don't really know why "Jolene - The Director's Cut" was released, but it isn't as good. There are many many cuts, most of them sexual and there are many scenes that are different. Ultimately though, "Jolene" is about the power of a woman and the strength of a woman, sexuality and all. So cutting these scenes made the movie less of what it originally was.
Bottom line, "the director's cut" is too much of a cut and the original is a better film.
Jessica Chastain tackles this character of "Jolene" and showed what probably was an Oscar-worthy performance before anybody knew who she was. The movie is about innocence and sex. No matter how much we want to deny it, it is what drives us, many times in the wrong direction. For some, it drives us in the wrong direction over and over. It is the nature of the beast and what we see from Jolene is the development of her inner-strength and maturity after a lifetime of taking the harsh road.
You want to see an actress bury herself in a role, check out the ORIGINAL CUT of "Jolene". Jessica Chastain went from a virtual unknown to an Oscar nominee and you can see why in this 120 minute movie from 2008.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Does anyone know the song when it translates to being in LA after coco. It's like a techy song. It would be great help :)Published 12 days ago by richard fair
Jessica Chastain was made for this role, with her alabaster skin, red hair and blue eyes, she dazzles. She is also an excellent actor, and totally nailed the character Jolene. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Coley
This is a favorite of mine! Love Jessica Chastain and watching her progression through the movie, it's flawless.Published 2 months ago by JennH
From beginning to end this film was disgusting, moronic. I bought it because of Friend, Mulroney, and Vartan, enduring its entirety out of sheer hope that it would get better and... Read morePublished 9 months ago by HELEN E. WILGUS
This is a great movie. Especially if you like Jessica Chastain.Published 10 months ago by Love to Shop