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Ripe (1996)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 May 1997 (USA)
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When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a... See full summary »

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Violet
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Rosie
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Pete
Ron Brice ...
Ken
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Janet Wyman
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Jimmy
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Colonel Wyman
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Dave
Curtis McClarin ...
H (as Curtis McLarin)
Donia Silver-Smith ...
Young Violet
Janna Silver-Smith ...
Young Rosie
Nurit Koppel ...
Fran
Bruce McCarty ...
Daniel
Candice Love ...
Maxine
Hollie Harper ...
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When their abusive parents are killed in a car crash, twin sisters Rosie and Violet vow to run away to Kentucky in search of a better life. While on the road, the girls meet up with Pete, a drifter working as a grounds keeper on a derelict army base, who takes them in. While Violet falls for him, Rosie becomes increasingly angry and hostile, and the sisters' childhood bond is eventually destroyed forever. Written by Babydoll xxx

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Rated R for sexuality involving youg teens, language, and some violence

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The shot from the airplane taking off at the end shows a clean runway with large white numbers and large white lines. The shot from the runway of the plane taking off shows an overgrown runway (or road) clearly not used in years, with a yellow stripe down the middle, and no white lines or numbers. See more »

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Young Violet: [poking a stick at a pair of bugs] Die! Die! Die! Die!
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Bad Script, Pointless Story
21 November 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Ripe is a story about two 14-year-old sisters who, in their immature view of the world, strike out for Kentucky because they think for some reason it's a beautiful place where life is easy. On their way, they get sidetracked and decide to stay a while at a derelict army base that bears no resemblance to any base I have ever seen. There is no security and no discipline.

The girls live with a long-haired guy whose job, it seems, is to run errands for the base.

The best part of this film is the acting by the two lead actresses. Unfortunately the characters they play have no redeeming features (nor does any other character). They are thieves with a penchant for violence. The writer/director makes it clear in the first scenes that violence is a part of their natures. Their only allegiance is to each other, and that allegiance is at risk as they grow up and they discover an outside world.

The main problem with the film is the writing. The film does not have a viewpoint, it just seems to record happenings, which are often bizarre. Whenever one of the two main characters has an opportunity to learn something, the story thwarts that possibility--unless you think that learning to shoot a gun is a significant learning experience.

I found the film emotionally flat and disappointingly pointless.


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