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, Limited Release
Gross USA: $712,294, 19 June 2005
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Aspect Ratio: 1.66 : 1
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Did You Know?
For this film, Rebecca Miller
received Honorable Mention from MTV's 2010 The Best Female Directors Who Should Have Won An Oscar. 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
I took care of things!
No, *we* took care of things. Now I'm sick.
Thanks to the people of Souris, Eastern Kings and Charlottetown, P.E.I.. See more
I Put a Spell on You
Written by Screamin' Jay Hawkins
(as Jay Hawkins)
Performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
Courtesy of Fantasy, Inc. See more