1986. Jack Slavin, an engineer by trade, and his mid-teen daughter Rose Slavin live in virtual isolation on what was once a commune that Jack and a group of others built in 1968 on sparsely populated Marsh Island off the U.S. east coast. Rose's mother abandoned them when Rose was five. Jack has passed to Rose a sense of ecological preservation, placing them at odds with Marty Rance, who is building a housing complex on the island on a wetlands. They are able to live this life on the commune property in their ecological bliss due to a sizable inheritance, Jack who will occasionally take out his checkbook in order to solve whatever problem he may be facing. Jack also took Rose out of school when she was eleven as he didn't believe in what the traditional school system was teaching. Their quiet life together is threatened by the fact that Jack has a heart condition which will probably kill him sooner than later. Wanting to ensure that Rose is taken care of after his passing, Jack makes ...
8 April 2005 (USA)
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Also Known As:
Rose and the Snake
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Opening Weekend USA: $59,459,
27 March 2005
Gross USA: $712,275
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $916,051
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
During filming Daniel Day-Lewis
arranged to live separately from his wife to achieve the "isolation" needed to focus on his own character's reality. See more
Although this movie takes place in the United States, when jack and rose go to the main land a Canadian Tire store is visible from their car. See more
Does your dad know about this place?
Does he know everything about you?
Thanks to the people of Souris, Eastern Kings and Charlottetown, P.E.I.. See more
Sung by Courtney Saunders
Written by Michael Rohatyn
& Rebecca Miller
Published by Pluckadillo Music See more