Quantity:1
Ginger & Rosa [DVD] has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by MEDIA-BARROW
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: IN STOCK POSTED SAME DAY FROM THE UK
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Basket
£11.33
& FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20.00. Details
Sold by: skyvo-direct
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Ginger & Rosa [DVD]

4.1 out of 5 stars 22 customer reviews

Price: £8.10 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
33 new from £5.78 3 used from £3.63 1 collectible from £15.60

Amazon Instant Video

Watch Ginger and Rosa instantly from £2.49 with Amazon Instant Video
Also available to rent on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post
£8.10 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Enjoy £1.00 credit to spend on movies or TV on Amazon Video when you purchase a DVD or Blu-ray offered by Amazon.co.uk. A maximum of 1 credit per customer applies. UK customers only. Offer ends at 23:59 GMT on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Ginger & Rosa [DVD]
  • +
  • Somewhere [DVD] (2010)
Total price: £14.05
Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video


Product details

  • Actors: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Christina Hendricks, Annette Bening, Timothy Spall
  • Directors: Sally Potter
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: Unknown
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Artificial Eye
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Feb. 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009KKGDXY
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 41,864 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Product Description

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.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 10 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 24 Aug. 2013
Format: DVD
'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
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
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.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Blu-ray
Its very rare to see a movie mostly centered on two teen actresses and i have to say both are fantastic but Elle Fanning is a revelation and though the accents slip a bit now and then the supporting cast is sublime.

Set in the early 60's this is about best friends Ginger(Elle Fanning)and Rosa(Alice Englert)who spend all their time together with both especially the determined Ginger worried about the threat of nuclear war with both attending rallies together.
Ginger's life is hard too as her mum Natalie(brilliant and beautiful Christina Hendricks)and her father Roland(Alessandro Nivola)are often arguing and he has cheated on Natalie numerous times,he is a free spirited type who encourages Ginger to support the rallies whilst her mother wants her to become a housewife,her life is tough seeing her parents argue all the time which leads to her moving in with Roland.
Things get even more complicated because as they grow up further Rosa begins to catch the eye of Roland which of course upsets her and her situation with her mother further and with her growing more and more anxious of nuclear war she feels depressed by everything.

The plot for this film was a bit hard to write as it centers more on Ginger's story than Rosa's especially as the film goes on and her plight with her concerns over nuclear war and her parents constant bickering plus still trying to be best friends with Rosa which becomes harder because of Roland getting attracted to Rosa.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions

This product's forum
See all discussions...

Look for similar items by category


Feedback