The Ballad of Jack & Rose

The Ballad of Jack & Rose

DVD - 2005
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Jack lives on the sight of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Since the breakup of the commune, Jack has sheltered Rose completely from the influences of the outside world. When he invites his mainland girlfriend and her two teenage sons to come and live with them, it is Rose's first exposure to society and sexuality. As worlds collide, the consequences threaten not only Jack and Rose's way of life but also their unusually close bond.
Publisher: [United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2005].
ISBN: 9780792868194
0792868196
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Alternative Title: Ballad of Jack and Rose.

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biffblack
Mar 27, 2018

A masterpiece. Splendidly filmed and acted. None of Day-Lewis' 3 Oscar-gathering endeavors are anywhere near as entertaining and as moving as this father-daughter drama. Camilla Belle is magnificent as Rose. Forget what the nay-sayers type; opponents of Ballad don't know what they're talking about. Having a soul is helpful for appreciating the warmth of Rebecca Miller's screenplay and direction. A man could not have created this movie. The story takes place on a northern island, a garden of Eden, and the serpents (Paul Dano, Beau Bridges) are at the door!!

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JeanieG
Feb 10, 2017

Terrible, poorly acted movie with a boring story line. My reaction was "who cares"!

I actually did not watch the whole thing it was so bad. Apparently it was one of those movies where someone knew someone and owned them a favor and that was why it got made.

It also seemed to hint at incest.

Green_Bird_203 Feb 03, 2014

I kept wonderling why Daniel Day-Lewis is playing the lead in this terrible amaturish movie, written and directed by Rebecca Miller. I see.... he did his wife (her dad is Arthur Miller) a favor. She got a good budget and wonderful actors, but her talent in filmmaking is not up to it.

Parineeta Aug 12, 2013

A well made film with a sort of creepy premise. When the daughter (Camilla Belle) started competing with the girlfriend (Cat Keener) of her dad (Daniel Day-Lewis), I drew the line lol. Freaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaky!

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Feb 01, 2013

Other: Drugs

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re_discover
Feb 01, 2013

Frightening or Intense Scenes: One of the characters falls and breaks two legs and one arm. Discussions of suicide.

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re_discover
Feb 01, 2013

Sexual Content: Sex scenes, falacio, themes of incest

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