The Ballad Of Jack And Rose

The Ballad Of Jack And Rose

The Ballad Of Jack And Rose
Jack, an aging hippy, has had a life of failed experiments. There's the free-love marriage that ended when his wife walked out, the shared-property commune that his fellow utopians eventually abandoned, and finally, the losing battle with a fatal disease.

Now, as Jack lives out his last months in their isolated complex, his only success has been fathering a 16-year-old daughter, Rose (Belle), a sheltered young innocent raised on his values. Hopelessly devoted to her father, Rose has sworn to kill herself when Jack dies. Time for another experiment.

Jack invites single mother, Kathleen (Keener) and her sons to enter his private domain. But Rose resents the disruption and envies for her father's attention.
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Variety

Variety

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Has a measure of gravity, but too much abrupt, even melodramatic behavior and undigested psychological matter leave nagging dissatisfactions...

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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An absorbing experience...

3.0
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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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One of those novelistic independent films more concerned with atmosphere and character than the particularities of narrative...

2.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Shaky story and predictable developments make this an off-key ballad...

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

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Miller's theme is innocence, the loss of it, and the reclamation of equanimity in the face of that loss, and the music she makes is haunting...

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Variety

Variety

press

Has a measure of gravity, but too much abrupt, even melodramatic behavior and undigested psychological matter leave nagging dissatisfactions...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

An absorbing experience...

3.0
0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

One of those novelistic independent films more concerned with atmosphere and character than the particularities of narrative...

2.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Shaky story and predictable developments make this an off-key ballad...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Miller's theme is innocence, the loss of it, and the reclamation of equanimity in the face of that loss, and the music she makes is haunting...

0

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