Jackson Rathbone Premieres 'Girlfriend' at TIFF

Jackson Rathbone Premieres 'Girlfriend' at TIFF

Jackson Rathbone huddles around costars Evan Sneider, Shannon Woodward and director Justin Lerner as they pose for a few portraits during the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival in Guess Portrait Studio held at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto on Monday afternoon (September 13).

The 25-year-old actor stars as Russ in the film. Jackson‘s band 100 Monkeys was also on the scene.

Girlfriend is about a young man with Down’s Syndrome romantically pursues a small town single mom who is still mixed up with her volatile ex-boyfriend.

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  • http://www.twitter.com/luisfgo1 Luis F. Gomez

    This movie seems like a pretty good one, I would love to see it, but Im in Guatemala and they take a little while to come here… anyways, I have to tell you, Jackson Rathbone is one of the most versatile actors I have seen so far, you know? And quite frankly I would like to see him doing more movies, he was pretty funny at “The Last Airbender”…

  • Lawrence

    Jackson has the most adorable smile!, he’s real sweet too!.

  • http://Twitter.com/megansampson Listen to mayday parade

    This movie doesn’t look all that interesting. It just seems like a movie about a forty sl. ut that will get naked an cheat on her bf for money. Even with a slow person. It’s also kind of misleading, cause it’s almost wrong for someone with 100% brain function to do that, or go for someone with 50%. I’m not being rude, cause I actually work with the challenged every day and the are so sweet, but I don’t know. Ever since the life of an American teenager, they are really pushing to exploit these kids, and it’d be ok if it was done in a classy manor (like lOAAT).

    Anyways Jackson rathbone, even tho a complete loser and dirt in this movie, is still so cute. Your right, epic smile on him.

  • Eric Shinn

    Is that Peter Griffin on the left?

  • Page

    @Listen to mayday parade: I respectfully disagree. I know people that went to the screening and it’s not about that at all. Candy knows that what she does is wrong but she has no other option and she’s doing it for her son. The movie is not about people taking advantage of Evan, it is about love and how it works in all kinds of situations. Check this interview with Shannon Woodward out i think she explains it perfectly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2iAlibpTlE&feature=player_embedded

    Apparently all the three actos Shannon, Evan and Jackson are amazing in the movie. I hope it gets distribution!

  • Ruth

    this feels wrong.. you can tell right away that the girl is trouble..

  • lauren

    @Listen to mayday parade:
    the way the movie is portrayed does not exploit Evan at all. He comes into a lot of money due to personal tragedy and offers some of this money to Shannon’s character under the assumption that she will be his girlfriend. She accepts the money and does mislead him but doesn’t actually ever become his girlfriend. She is also not actually with Rathbone’s character anymore, he is her ex who is abusive and obsessive and she’s managed to leave him to keep herself and son safe despite the fact that she is still attracted to him. Shannon’s character knows what she is doing is wrong (both accepting Evan’s money/misleading him and still being involved with Russ) and it’s shown pretty obviously. The cast and producers are in no way condoning any of the behavior just telling a story about good and evil and the way we deal with them.