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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Luke Cloud ...
Rosa's Father
Poppy Bloor ...
Young Ginger
Magdalene Mountford ...
Young Rosa
Radio Announcer
Brock Everitt-Elwick ...
Teddy Boy in Car
Charlie Smith ...
Teddy Boy in Car
Rupert Rixon ...
Boy on Beach


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 USA:

$42,838, 17 March 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,005,700, 2 June 2013
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Technical Specs



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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the Kent Film Office, "The Ginger and Rosa crew filmed at many locations in Kent, including the unique and striking sound mirrors on Dengemarsh, which look out over the shingle desert and were built in the late 1930's for the early detection of enemy aircraft before the discovery of radar. The production also used Lade Beach and boardwalk which is near the Romney Sands and changes from shingle at low tide to sand and mudflats as the water recedes. Also featured in the film are nearby Lydd Ranges, a military training facility. Locations on and around the Isle of Sheppey were also used for various boating scenes, including a floating jetty at Queenborough jetty and the Swale estuary for the open water shots." 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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Bird Gets the Worm - Take 1
Performed by Charlie Parker (as Charlie Parker's All Stars)
Written by Charlie Parker
© 1948 EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of SLG, LLC. - The Savoy Label Group
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Elle Fanning did what Nadia Comăneci did to Gymnastics.
16 November 2012 | by See all my reviews

In 1976, Nadia Comăneci scored a perfect 10 in Gymnastics which ultimately redefined the sport and required creation of a new scale by which to measure performances. So to does Elle Fanning in Ginger & Rosa. Critics and audiences are so wowed by her performance, they're at a loss for words. In The Guardian's review used such terms as "eerily good" and "scary good." It's not a movie with a big story, it's a slice of life, teenage angst, and the trials and interactions that set our life trajectories for better or worse. It's beautifully rendered with loving attention to detail and human warmth. But don't miss this amazing performance by Elle Fanning, who is poised to redefine film acting.

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