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Rambling Rose (1991)

 -  Drama  -  20 September 1991 (USA)
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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 ... 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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$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. 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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[first lines]
[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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Featured in The 64th Annual Academy Awards (1992) See more »

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Dixie
Music and Lyrics by Daniel Decatur Emmett
Performed by Louis Armstrong and The Dukes of Dixieland
Courtesy of MAJ Music, Inc.
Published by MAJ Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
Administered by Larry Spier, Inc.
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22 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I feel like there's a really great film hidden somewhere inside here. If not great, at least good. I don't think it really develops into anything too interesting, even if it's never outright bad. The performances are good enough to sustain some interest in what is going on, and the initial premise of it really does seem intriguing enough. Maybe it's just where the film went that it all seems sort of disappointing, and because of that I do think that the first half is noticeably stronger. Laura Dern really is brilliant in this though, as is both Duvall and Ladd. I can't really say I disliked, but I wouldn't really recommend it either. Seek it out if you must.


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