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Rambling Rose (1991)

Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall ... See full summary »

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Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways. Written by Rob Hartill

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Innocence has never been so seductive.

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Rated R for sensuality | See all certifications »

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20 September 1991 (USA)  »

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As Noites de Rose  »

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$6,266,621 (USA)
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Laura Dern and Diane Ladd's Oscar nominations mark the first time a mother and daughter ever received such an accolade for appearing in the same film. The only other time that a parent and child received acting nominations for the same film was when Henry Fonda and Jane Fonda were both nominated for On Golden Pond (1981). See more »

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When Rose is in bed with Buddy, the shot of the two of them shows her left arm being under the covers, and immediately the next shot is a closeup of Rose and her left arm is up and behind her head. See more »

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[title: Glennville, Georgia 1971]
Willcox Hillyer: [voiceover] In deep Dixieland, the month of October is almost summery.
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Willcox Hillyer: I had come south to visit my father. Mother had died a few years before, and Daddy was living all alone. He wouldn't have it otherwise.
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Willcox Hillyer: Looking at that old house, a painful nostalgia gripped me for the south itself, the old south I had known, and the people in it. When I was thirteen years old, a girl came to this house. I overheard my father decide in a conference ...
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Uneven little effort
28 December 2006 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

Which is a shame considering there was so much to like. Laura Dern's performance is astonishing as the Rose of the title who has a shady past and comes to live with a family headed up by Robert Duvall and Diane Lane (her real life mother) who gives a wonderful performance also.

The story is a cobweb, if story it is, I haven't read the novel,and the plot is character driven all the way.

The sexual content is handled sensitively and the fact that Rose is a 'nymphomaniac' of the era - i.e. she loves sex - is understood and tolerated by the family.

The eldest child, Buddy, is played by Lukas Haas who has many good performances to his credit - and has never turned down a movie role since he was five - who has an evil streak according to his mother but keeps certain secrets about Rose along with his father who also has secrets.

An amazingly tolerant and lovable family headed by a father with integrity - which was a bit of a stumble for me as Robert Duvall's incessant smirking does not translate as such to me. I find it irksome

  • and confusing. I would have preferred a different actor in that part


a la Leslie Howard from the forties.

The sepia cinematography was breathtaking and the street scenes amazing as were the two actors who played the younger children.

The wraparound of the story didn't work at all. Rose deserved more that a verbal dismissal at the end. And the mother vanished inexplicably. Now there was a character. Too bad the viewer wasn't respected a little more.

6 out of 10 for all that.


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