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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

R | | Drama | 8 April 2005 (USA)
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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$712,294 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Daniel Day-Lewis took the role as his wife, Rebecca Miller, was the writer and director. In preparation for the role he spent as much time as he could away from her. See more »

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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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Jack Slavin: I swear, I solemnly believe that humanity is now officially descending a ladder of evolution. In a thousand years, human beings will be the size of gerbils, and they'll have one thought a year, in December. They'll think about what they want for Christmas.
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Thanks to the people of Souris, Eastern Kings and Charlottetown, P.E.I.. See more »

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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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I Put a Spell on You
(1956)
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins (as Jay Hawkins)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc.
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Great movie - Loved the setting!
17 May 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Loved the movie. The beautiful story went well with the picturesque setting in our smallest Canadian province on the east coast, Prince Edward Island, where the movie was filmed. Daniel Day Lewis was great. I wonder, did he have to lose a lot of weight to play the part? Ryan MacDonald did an excellent job and gave the movie some comedic relief. It brought back memories of the good old commune days! Maybe a return to those days might do our world some good. Beau Bridges gave a good performance as well but the sweet innocence of Rose was really the essence of the movie. You could feel the love connection between her and her father, be it father/daughter love or the love felt between lovers.


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