Jun 12 2013

Funny Quotes from the Movie Citizen Jane

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“Citizen Jane” stars Ally Sheedy as a women in search of the truth regarding the murder of her aunt. This search for the truth takes Jane Alexander and Detective Morris, played by Meat Loaf, on a lengthy journey that lasts several years. There are several reasons why the film works so well. First, the performances are excellent. Sheedy is entirely convincing as a sheltered widow who has been scammed by her charismatic boyfriend. When this boyfriend turns out to be a low-life capable of committing a serious crime, you want to root for Jane to track him down and bring him to justice. Meat Loaf is equally strong as the detective helping Jane. He knows that she relies on him to help outwit her boyfriend. His cagey performance helps provide comfort for Jane and, Phoenix tv packages, in turn, the audience. The film is unique in that it is exciting and compelling with resorting to over-the-top antics. The movie is based on a true story, and it allows the story to play out as it actually happened without the need for ridiculous plot twists or contrived story lines. Even though the story seems outrageous on the surface, the confident way the story is told makes it much more convincing.

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Jun 09 2013

Analyzing the Plot of Citizen Jane

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The plot of Citizen Jane might seem to be straightforward on the surface. While it’s based on real life events, the movie has the same basic structure as any mystery novel. There’s a murder, a number of suspects, some twists, turns and false leads and, finally, a revelation of the killer’s true identity.

But Citizen Jane contains a number of deep, surprising themes. The movie is ultimately about truth versus deception, about the various ways that we trust people we shouldn’t–and fail to trust the people we should. As the title of the movie implies, at the center of Continue Reading »

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Jun 06 2013

Murder and Horror in Citizen Jane

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Published in 1999, Citizen Jane is a non-fiction novel written by James Dalessandro and David Menhert. It covers Jane Alexander’s attempts to find the con artist who murdered her aunt. Daleessandro was made aware of Jane’s story through a newspaper article. He was able to glean details for the book through excerpts from Jane Alexander’s diary that she kept during her quest for justice. Menhert was a student of Dalessandro’s who contributed to the project; Alexander herself, by that time a grandmother also helped with the book.

In 2009, Hallmark purchased rights to the book and made Continue Reading »

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Jun 02 2013

Meat Loaf’s Role in Citizen Jane

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The Hallmark Channel film “Citizen Jane” is a compelling look at the lengths people will go to to fight for justice. This willingness to do what is right is exemplified in the film by the role of Detective Morris. The legendary rock singer Meat Loaf plays the detective.

Meat Loaf’s role is an interesting one in that he serves as the catalyst for the action. When Jane Alexander, played by Ally Sheedy, is at her wit’s end to find out the truth about her dead relative, she turns to Detective Morris to find out the killer. Continue Reading »

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Jun 01 2013

What Made Citizen Jane So Awesome

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“Citizen Jane” stars Ally Sheedy as a women in search of the truth regarding the murder of her aunt. This search for the truth takes Jane Alexander and Detective Morris, played by Meat Loaf, on a lengthy journey that lasts several years.

There are several reasons why the film works so well. First, the performances are excellent. Sheedy is entirely convincing as a sheltered widow who has been scammed by her charismatic boyfriend. When this boyfriend turns out to Continue Reading »

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