Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  19 October 2012 (UK)
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A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.



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London, 1962. Two teenage girls - Ginger and Rosa -- are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered - by the clash of desire and the determination to survive. Written by Adventure Pictures

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Friendship pulled them together. Love tore them apart.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices - sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 October 2012 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ginger y Rosa  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$42,838 (USA) (15 March 2013)


$1,005,700 (USA) (31 May 2013)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Elle Fanning dyed her hair red for her role as Ginger. See more »


Ginger and Rosa supposedly ride upon a whirling children's roundabout, and yet their hair isn't blown about by the wind. See more »


[first lines]
Natalie: I think Rosa's a bad influence.
Roland: Meaning what, exactly?
Natalie: Anoushka worries about her. She says she's disturbed.
Ginger: [interrupting] So would you be if you'd been told you were a failure when you were 11 years old!
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Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.63 (2012) See more »


Performed by Vitya Vronsky, Victor Babin
Written by Franz Schubert
Courtesy of Decca Label Group (United States)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
Thanks to Naxos Licensing
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Best film so far at the New York Film Festival
8 October 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

At the time of writing this review, Ginger and Rosa has a 4.8 rating!! I don't know who these voters are, but this is a very fine film: insightful, funny, and wise. The acting is across the board phenomenal. Cast spoke of long rehearsal period during Q&A and it shows. Every shot captures real life in all its expressive complexity. Elle Fanning, 13 playing 16, gives one of the greatest child performances I have ever seen - truly astonishing as well as touching, funny/sad, and beautiful. Great script, gorgeous cinematography and design, perfectly chosen period music. This is a must-see, and sure to be a break-out role for Fanning.

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