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Jackie & Ryan (2015)



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Ryan Brenner (Ben Barnes) a travelling musician and Jackie Laurel (Katherine Heigl) a former singer at a crossroads in her marriage, have a chance encounter while Ryan is busking on the streets of Ogden, Utah. After a sudden car accident propels them together, Ryan finds himself at Jackie's house for dinner. Ryan's battling to find the courage to write his own music while Jackie's fighting for independence from her estranged husband who wants her to return to their upscale Manhattan marriage. When Ryan's musician mentor dies in a train accident and Jackie's husband threatens to take custody of her daughter, Ryan and Jackie find the strength and music they need in each other. What they don't know is, if the paths they choose will lead to one another. (C) EntertainmentOne

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Ben Barnes
as Ryan Brenner
Katherine Heigl
as Jackie Laurel
Clea DuVall
as Virginia
Sheryl Lee
as Miriam
Ryan Bingham
as Cowboy's Brother
Chelsea Goodwin
as Store Clerk
Jeffrey Hanson
as Matt Ridenour
Allan Groves
as Tweed Cap
Kenji Sawada
as Anne Liechty-Old Lady
Dave Bresnahan
as Festival Vendor
Jacque Gray
as Music Store Mom
Helen Lam
as Sofie
Ben Hopkins
as Coffee Shop Manager
Ben Hopkin
as Coffee Shop Manager
Karlee Broschinsky
as Girl on the Bike
Gilda Cersosimo McBride
as Woman in the Party
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Critic Reviews for Jackie & Ryan

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (10)

The film feels like an uncomfortable hodgepodge of styles and tones - gritty and realistic when it's following Ryan, awkwardly staged when it's following Jackie.

July 4, 2015 | Full Review…

If a film based on author Nicholas Sparks' work is like an over-produced power ballad with a 128-piece orchestra, writer/director Ami Canaan Mann's "Jackie & Ryan" is the non-ironic acoustic guitar cover of the same tune.

July 3, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

"Jackie & Ryan" may prove too low-key and deliberately paced for less patient viewers, but distinct pleasures are to be had from this compactly shot film's easy rhythms, affecting tone and nicely modulated performances.

July 2, 2015 | Full Review…

You anticipate a cheap, sentimental ending. But it is not to be, and the movie is much the better for it.

July 2, 2015 | Full Review…

The section of the movie that should offer a climactic rush, however fleeting, feels instead more like falling action, or even a postscript.

July 2, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Jackie & Ryan is a sort of low-rent Nicholas Sparks romance that, for want of a better way to put it, never generates any sparks of its own.

July 1, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Jackie & Ryan


I watched a little off this, but it is painfully slow and drags. Dull more than bad. I turned it off after 40 minutes. Updated 30/4/18 - on a bit of a Katherine Heigl kick and decided to rewatch this. Still extremely slow, especially the opening scenes, but I liked it better on a second watch. Definitely more slice of life than amazing story, but it is nice and I liked the ending.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

That was a good movie. I liked it. I enjoyed it. It was a good relaxing movie, you know? Fun to watch... It has a good ending. Katherine Heigl was good in it. - She did a good job.

Jim Pasier
Jim Pasier

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