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Jack & Diane

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Magnolia Pictures

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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