Janie Jones premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival back in April, and the movie is heading to theaters this October. In the trailer for the film starring Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola, we see a junkie mother (Elisabeth Shue) dropping off her 13-year-old daughter Janie (Breslin) at the seedy club where the girl's rocker dad Ethan (Nivola) is about to take the stage. The dumbfounded father, who up until that moment didn't know he had a daughter, is left to balance drugs, booze, and fatherhood as he hits the road with his band and daughter in an effort to revive his flailing career.
When his band members can't deal with Ethan's reckless behavior anymore and abandon the tour, the father-daughter bonding can finally begin. Cue Ethan stumbling upon Janie playing the guitar in an empty alleyway, and the pair conveniently have a shared interest to fuel their relationship. Though the film is inspired by a true story, the preview makes the happenings look a little too easy — especially when Janie's dad starts using her songs. Still, it's fun to see Breslin growing up and into herself as a more serious actress. Judge for yourself when you
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