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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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Anoushka
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Radio Announcer
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Rosa
Brock Everitt-Elwick ...
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Teddy Boy in Car
Charlie Smith ...
Teddy Boy in Car
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Boy on Beach
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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.

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

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

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$1,005,700 (USA) (31 May 2013)
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Elle Fanning was only 13 years old at the time of filming when she portrayed 17-year-old Ginger. See more »

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

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[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 »

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Tutti Frutti
Performed by Little Richard
Written by Dorothy La Bostrie, Joe Lubin, Little Richard (as Richard Penniman)
© Sony / ATV Songs LLC
Courtesy of Sony / ATV Music Publishing LLC
d/b/a Tree Productions
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The Brilliant Elle Fanning
2 November 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A film about growing up in the turbulent early 60's, Sally Potter gets everything pretty much right. You can smell, feel and touch England in the 60's. The characterisation is excellent, from the self-indulgent and irresponsible adults who provide poor role-models to the young girls who collectively endure a myriad of emotions and motivations as they engage with a changing and insecure world.

While the film is occasionally one-paced, it is held together by the stunning performances of the two female leads. While Alice Englert is excellent as the more wilful member of the duo, Elle Fanning is simply amazing. I recall her "acting" scene from 'Super 8' which first alerted me to her talent, and this is a 90 minute performance of staggering integrity , credibility and skill. I have seen and appreciated many child or young actors in my time and wondered at their naturalness in front of a camera and how the director has got such quality performances from them but this beats all. How a 13/14 year old (playing a 16 year-old)can be this good an actor beats me. I only hope that away from the camera she grows up supported and protected or, in other words, that this is the beginning of a very brilliant career.


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