Ginger And Rosa 2012

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Sally Potter's latest film is an evocative and beautifully shot portrait of post-war Britain, as seen through the eyes of Elle Fanning's impressionable young teenager. She plays Ginger, who finds herself increasingly estranged from her mother (Christina Hendricks) and drawn further into the world of her pacifist and anti-nuclear activist father (Alessandro Nivola). However, her friendship with the fiery Rosa (Alice Englert) is severely tested by his unconventional lifestyle and their relationship threatens to explode like the bomb that threatens them all... The result is a passionate, moving and intelligent examination of political and personal responsibility, portrayed in exquisite detail by some of the greatest acting and directing talents.

Starring:
Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks
Rental Formats:
DVD, Blu-ray

Product Details

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  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Starring Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, Alice Englert, Elle Fanning
Director Sally Potter
Genres Drama
Studio ARTIFICIAL EYE
Rental release 11 February 2013
Main languages English
Discs
  • Feature ages_12_and_over
Runtime 1 hour 30 minutes
Starring Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt, Timothy Spall, Alice Englert, Elle Fanning
Director Sally Potter
Genres Drama
Studio ARTIFICIAL EYE
Rental release 11 February 2013
Main languages English

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By gerryg VINE VOICE on 15 Feb. 2013
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As a genre it was reminiscent of films such as Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (DVD +Blu-ray), Cathy Come Home [DVD] [1966] capturing very well the post war societal and economic doldrums of British society. Though I think to really enjoy the film it would be necessary to have some period understanding or it could seem a bit weird.

More about Ginger than Rosa, (though her story is well told too) it's the struggle of a young woman in a dysfunctional family in bohemian circumstances, trying to extract some meaning from life at a time when it thought that imminent nuclear war was a likelihood and the future seemed bleak. (The Cuban missile crisis and origins of CND featured)

Some great character roles played by an interesting cast, including the amazing Timothy Spall and Annette Benning both delivering depth creating background roles, and for me, Christina Hendricks actually displaying acting talent.

It's an elegant film that captures something of the period.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Ian R on 13 Sept. 2013
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Against the background of the cold war in early 1960's London the tensions in a family are exposed through the eyes of a young girl. Does not sound that exciting. No car chase, no CGI monsters! But this is a film to watch. Watch it for the story and for the questions it raises about the tensions between responsibility to ones self, to the word around you and to the people you love. Watch it for the atmosphere and scenes of 1960's London. For the beautiful soundtrack. Most of all watch it for the acting. A brilliant cast but Elle Fanning (at 13 cast as 17 year old Ginger) shines above all in this film. Her acting is outstanding in this. The depth of emotion she portrays and the skill with which she does it deserved far more recognition.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 22 Mar. 2014
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Hiroshima and the sixties Britain are the background of this short story of best friends, Ginger and Rosa, coming of age, in different ways. They smoke their first cigarettes together, iron their hair, experiment with the religion and join the Ban the Bomb movement.

But while Ginger (who is also, understandably, a poet) is full of ideals about better world and worries about the missile crisis and the fatality of the world as we know it, Rosa's heart (full of teen hormones, I'm sure) takes her a different way. There won't be any spoilers here if I say that Rosa becomes romantically involved with Ginger's pacifist father (I guess the nihilistic ideals appeal to some 17 years old). You see this coming from the first scenes of the film and this is no big surprise.

And here you have it: both girls coming of age. 1 hour and 20 minutes after the film started.

I was expecting quite a lot from this independent production, and in truth am quite disappointed. Elle Fanning's acting is superb, but you get tired of her being on the verge of tears most of the film, and compared to Elle's character Ginger, Rosa (played by Alice Englert) gets too little screen time. The talent of Christina Hendricks is also somewhat wasted.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Aug. 2013
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'Ginger & Rosa' is a coming of age film, not my coming f age and not yours, but Gingers and Rosas'. Teenagers in The late 60's in London, during the 'Ban The Bomb' movement, they become involved because it is in their genes.

Thisis a quirky film, trite at times but very true. Ginger played byElle Fanning is an exquisite young woman of 17. She lives with her parents, Anoushka, played by ChristinabHendricks ( a strange choice ) and her father, Roland. Roland is an teacher and artistic sorts and a protestor by choice. He is also unfaithful, multiple times it appears, as the parents separate many times. Rosa, played by Alice Englert, is the daughter of Anouska's close friend, father left at an early age. Ginger and Risa grew up together, and they are best friends. Haddad their first smoke roger, hitchhike to the protests together. They are always together until something pulls them apart.

Ginger's parents are part of a left wing group,which includes a gay couple played by Timothy Spall and Olver Platt. Another friend, in a very bitartrate, Annette Bening, plays a rigorous leftist. A strange pairing, and why these
actors chose these bit parts in this simple film is a question. The protests pay a major part in the film, but it is really the relationships of these young girls and their coming out parties, so to speak. Rsa becomes more interested in sex, and Ginger moves on with her protests. The relationship of the girls suffers as does Ginger's parents. Not good role models., as they come to realize.

This film dragged for me in parts, and I was anxious to see what would occur. What I I'd discover is that Elle Fanning is a beautiful young woman at the age of 13, and a terrific actress. The rest of the cast where fine, but a motley crew. Interesting film, but not one I would recommend.

prisrob 08-23-13
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Jean BENOIT on 23 Mar. 2013
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Exceptionnal actresses performances. When you see a movie by Hitchcock, each plan starts with a good photography and then the play moves inside the frame. In Ginger & Rosa each frame is a pic of the year. So visually one gets enough beauty... So I found everything perfect except maybe Sally Potter has a chip on her shoulder with intellectuals from the sixties. Unfortunately I was there in 1962 and there were no demonstrations because nobody knew what was going on. I think maybe there is an Elle Fanning effect to movies making. Suddenly the whole team wakes up and creates a masterpiece, like in Super 8 and Somewhere. So I over expect Maleficent...
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