6.7/10
4,289
34 user 15 critic

Rambling Rose (1991)

Clip
1:24 | Clip

Watch Now

From $5.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A young woman who exudes sexuality battles temptation.

Director:

Martha Coolidge

Writers:

Calder Willingham (book), Calder Willingham (screenplay)
Reviews
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Smooth Talk (1985)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A free-spirited 15-year-old girl flirts with a dangerous stranger in the Northern California suburbs and must prepare herself for the frightening and traumatic consequences.

Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Treat Williams, Laura Dern, Mary Kay Place
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A housewife with an abusive husband has an affair with a writer.

Director: Frank Perry
Stars: Richard Benjamin, Frank Langella, Carrie Snodgress
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A troubled man talks to his suicidal sister's psychiatrist about their family history and falls in love with her in the process.

Director: Barbra Streisand
Stars: Barbra Streisand, Nick Nolte, Blythe Danner
Love Field (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

When a woman enrout to JFK's funeral befriends a black man's daughter, they experience numerous revelations and hardships.

Director: Jonathan Kaplan
Stars: Michelle Pfeiffer, Dennis Haysbert, Stephanie McFadden
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three sisters with quite different personalities and lives reunite when the youngest of them, Babe, has just shot her husband. The oldest sister, Lenny, takes care of their grandfather and ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Romantic comedy about a pair of clandestine lovers in a London-Spain tryst.

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Paul Sorvino
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Dern ... Rose
Robert Duvall ... Daddy
Diane Ladd ... Mother
Lukas Haas ... Buddy
John Heard ... Willcox Hillyer
Kevin Conway ... Dr. Martinson
Robert John Burke ... Dave Wilkie (as Robert Burke)
Lisa Jakub ... Doll
Evan Lockwood Evan Lockwood ... Waski
Taylor Sutherland Taylor Sutherland ... Billy (as Matt Sutherland)
D. Anthony Pender D. Anthony Pender ... Foster
David E. Scarborough David E. Scarborough ... Horton
Robin Robertson Robin Robertson ... Young Salesman (as Robin Dale Robertson)
General Fermon Judd Jr. ... Shadrack
Richard K. Olsen ... Chief of Police
Edit

Storyline

Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself from getting into trouble with men. "Daddy" Hillier soon grows tired of Rose's rambling ways. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Innocence has never been so seductive.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sensuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

As Noites de Rose See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$7,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$6,266,621
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Included among the American Film Institute's 1998 list of the four hundred movies nominated for the Top 100 Greatest American Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Rose is in bed with Buddy, the shot of the two of them shows her left arm being under the covers, and immediately the next shot is a closeup of Rose and her left arm is up and behind her head. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
[title: Glennville, Georgia 1971]
Willcox Hillyer: [voiceover] In deep Dixieland, the month of October is almost summery.
[pause]
Willcox Hillyer: I had come south to visit my father. Mother had died a few years before, and Daddy was living all alone. He wouldn't have it otherwise.
[pause]
Willcox Hillyer: Looking at that old house, a painful nostalgia gripped me for the south itself, the old south I had known, and the people in it. When I was thirteen years old, a girl came to this house. I overheard my father decide in a conference ...
See more »

Alternate Versions

In the UK, the BBFC removed around thirty seconds from the scene where 15 year-old Lukas Haas and Laura Dern are in bed together. This was judged to be in breach of the Protection of Children Act, which forbids the use of minors in sexual contexts on-screen. Despite this, the BBC have broadcast the uncut version several times and the cuts were later fully waived for the 2002 Guild DVD release. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Lover's Serenade
Composed by Alan Moorhouse
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Uneven little effort
28 December 2006 | by wisewebwomanSee all my reviews

Which is a shame considering there was so much to like. Laura Dern's performance is astonishing as the Rose of the title who has a shady past and comes to live with a family headed up by Robert Duvall and Diane Lane (her real life mother) who gives a wonderful performance also.

The story is a cobweb, if story it is, I haven't read the novel,and the plot is character driven all the way.

The sexual content is handled sensitively and the fact that Rose is a 'nymphomaniac' of the era - i.e. she loves sex - is understood and tolerated by the family.

The eldest child, Buddy, is played by Lukas Haas who has many good performances to his credit - and has never turned down a movie role since he was five - who has an evil streak according to his mother but keeps certain secrets about Rose along with his father who also has secrets.

An amazingly tolerant and lovable family headed by a father with integrity - which was a bit of a stumble for me as Robert Duvall's incessant smirking does not translate as such to me. I find it irksome - and confusing. I would have preferred a different actor in that part a la Leslie Howard from the forties.

The sepia cinematography was breathtaking and the street scenes amazing as were the two actors who played the younger children.

The wraparound of the story didn't work at all. Rose deserved more that a verbal dismissal at the end. And the mother vanished inexplicably. Now there was a character. Too bad the viewer wasn't respected a little more.

6 out of 10 for all that.


6 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed