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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

 -  Drama  -  2 June 2005 (Israel)
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A father and daughter isolated on an island off the East Coast and living on a once thriving commune grapple with the limits of family and sexuality.

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Jack lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Jack has sheltered Rose from the influences of the outside world, but now Rose's emerging womanhood poses troubling questions about the days ahead. A man who has lived a life motivated by environmentalism and other altruistic causes, Jack now rages at those who do not share his concerns, like developer Marty Rance, who is building a housing tract on the edge of his property. When Jack invites his girlfriend Kathleen and her sons Rodney and Thaddius to live with them, Rose feels betrayed and the situation quickly becomes precarious. Rose acts out wildly, creating chaos. As everything flies out of control, Jack finds himself trapped in an impossible place and is forced to take action. Written by Christine Richardson

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Rated R for language, sexual content and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Rose and the Snake  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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$59,459 (USA) (25 March 2005)

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$712,294 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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When Jack address Kathleen at his house, he accidentally calls her by real name, Catherine. See more »

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Lovely and heartbreaking
23 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There's nothing more exciting than seeing quality work come from a group of unknowns. While Daniel Day Lewis and Catherine Keener are the marquee name anchors for the film the most delightful surprises come from Camilla Bell and Ryan McDonald who give honest and often very mature performances. McDonald in particular has a knack for off-beat humor and gets some of the best lines in the film. Given the gorgeous setting, the beautiful cinematography and the high caliber writing I can't think of a better film I've seen so far this year. The movie is not without its flaws, but they're minimal in relation to all the elements that are wonderfully right.


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