A Journal for Jordan

2021 Drama | Comedy

Based on the true story of First Sergeant Charles Monroe King, a soldier deployed to Iraq begins to keep a journal of love and advice for his infant son. Back at home, senior New York Times editor Dana Canedy revisits the story of her unlikely, life-altering relationship with King and his enduring devotion to her and their child.

Our Review

by Deirdre Molumby
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'A Journal for Jordan' is a fairly standard but tender romance

‘A Journal for Jordan’ is based on a memoir by Dana Canedy. It tracks how 1st Sergeant Charles Monroe King (Michael B. Jordan) and Dana (Chanté Adams) fell in love and eventually had a son together, Jordan. In his spare time while serving, Charles pens a journal for his child, full of advice on life and love. Sadly, tragedy strikes the family when Charles is killed in Iraq. As Jordan approaches teenagehood, Dana reflects on their time together.

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