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The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

R  |   |  Drama  |  8 April 2005 (USA)
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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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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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Career advice for Daniel
16 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I registered for this site because I have such strong opinions about Daniel's career choices. You just might be his biggest fan. You were incredible in your past movies, especially My Left Foot. I think you are the world's best screen actor. And I respect you for not jumping at every bad script that comes your way.

BUT...it is time to look elsewhere for your directors and projects, Daniel! Your performance was superb as always, but the caliber of this project was beneath you. Your wife created a very murky, shapeless, boring movie. Regarding your co-star(Rose), I felt that she often seemed too aware of the camera.


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