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Benny & Jolene (2014)

Jolene: The Indie Folk Star Movie (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy | 6 June 2014 (UK)
The trials and tribulations of the latest Indie Folk Star - Jolene.

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Jamie Adams

Writer:

Jamie Adams
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Credited cast:
Charlotte Ritchie ... Jolene
Dolly Wells ... Rosamund
Craig Roberts ... Benny
Tom Rosenthal ... Tommy
Rosamund Hanson ... Nadia
Laura Patch
Ben McGregor ... Darius
Nicola Reynolds ... Kathryn
Keiron Self
Richard Elis
Louise Bond
Gary Knowles Gary Knowles ... Drive
Ian Smith Ian Smith ... Adrian
Gareth Milton Gareth Milton
Sarah Hancock Sarah Hancock
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The trials and tribulations of the latest Indie Folk Star - Jolene.

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Comedy

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Charlotte Ritchie the actress who plays Jolene was a member of soul girl group "All Angels". Her older brother Luke Ritchie is also a folk singer of whom she has collaborated with. The duo named "Luke & Charlotte Ritchie" brought out a folk album in 2013 called "Light of Another". See more »

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Stick with it
17 June 2014 | by mike-3905See all my reviews

Viewing this movie's rating histogram reveals it's like Marmite. But my advice is stick with it because when it's good it's really really good and that more than makes up for the somewhat lame bits, which are only at the beginning to be honest. Perhaps I just needed time to warm up to the characters.

It's true there's not a strong plot but the characters stand out, especially Benny and Nadia. A second viewing would probably reveal a stronger emotional thread for the slow-of-heart, myself included. I'm not sure if this is a first for a Rom-Com / Mockumentary mash-up (thank-you, IMDb spelling engine), but I enjoyed it.

Thank-you Ed Reardon for inspiration when it comes to meeting IMDb's asinine 10 lines requirement. Isn't that right, Elgar?


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6 June 2014 (UK) See more »

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