Directed by Dan Ireland and based on an unforgettable story by E.L. Doctorow, Jolene follows the provocative tale of a beautiful, redheaded Southern girl on a ten-year journey across America. From age fifteen to twenty-five, Jolene (Jessica Chastain) overcomes a myriad of adversity, as she navigates her way through bad foster homes and a failed teenage marriage, escapes from a mental institution, and hits the road in search of love, adventure and independence.
Denise Richards,Michael Vartan,Chazz Palminteri,Dermot Mulroney,Rupert Friend,Jessica Chastain
Based on the unforgettable story "Jolene: A Life" by one of America's most celebrated writers, E.L. Doctorow (Ragtime, Billy Bathgate), Jolene is the provocative tale of a young girl who, after surviving a series of abusive foster homes, marries a less-than-adequate young man for a short time to escape her situation. The film follows her on a ten-year journey across America - from rural South Carolina to Phoenix to Las Vegas, then to Tulsa and finally Hollywood in her pursuit of love and independence.
From age fifteen to twenty-five, Jolene overcomes a myriad of adversity, surviving five defining chapters and threading herself through the lives of others and then finally finding her own path in life. Moving from state to state, from the hope of each new relationship to its inevitable downfall, Jolene's is a story of a survivor whose will and zest shine through against all odds.