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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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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$712,294 (USA) (17 June 2005)
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Although this movie takes place in the United States, when jack and rose go to the main land a Canadian Tire store is visible from their car. See more »

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Jack Slavin: You're getting freckles.
Rose Slavin: No I've always had those.
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Great Psychological Drama
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm an Indy film addict, and was iffy about watching this one because of the description above, but on a whim i bought it and watched it and fell in love. The story of Jack and Rose is told so beautifully and perfectly that as the story progressed I found myself hoping that something would change, or hoping for some plot twist saying that rose wasn't his daughter, because I truly wanted these two to work out. The devotion between father and daughter is amazingly portrayed, Daniel Day-Lewis was perfect and I cannot imagine anyone else in this movie. Once i finished watching for the first time I found myself almost in a daze, the progression of Rose's whole being was a delicate matter that was handled beautifully. There was a feeling of tension throughout that drew me in. I have never fallen in love with a movie like this before. Bravo to the writer and cast and all involved. Thank you for this beautiful film about love, loss and culture change.


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