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      The Ballad of Jack and Rose

      R Released Mar 25, 2005 1 hr. 51 min. Drama List
      47% 114 Reviews Tomatometer 61% 5,000+ Ratings Audience Score Jack Slavin (Daniel Day-Lewis) is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle), on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen (Catherine Keener), and her sons, Rodney (Ryan McDonald) and Thaddius (Paul Dano), to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house. Read More Read Less

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      Heavy on the symbolism and overly contrived.

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      dave j Written and directed by Rebecca Miller centering on the relationship of Jack (Daniel Day Lewis) and his only daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle) living on a commune located on an island trying to discourage developers since he labels the area to be wet lands. At the same time, viewers also learn Jack has somewhat a medical condition which was why he tried to bring in another love interest into his life living on a rural city, she's played by Catherine Keener and her 2 sons. Spoil We find out later that he has a heart condttion which he never sees a doctor for nor use any kind of medication. Allowing his only daughter Rose to run things until he finally dies of this heart condition. Rose loved her dad so much she initially wanted to die alongside with him . And instead of accepting money for the property since she clearly inherited, she burns up the commune with his dad, and was about to be burned alongside with him, but escapes through a window working on plants for a friend. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Ultimately it doesn't work, but there are a few small parts in here that show some potential of what could've been. Feels really cheap, which doesn't help it at all. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/03/23 Full Review Audience Member Wow. Just wow. Had no idea DDL was so sexy. And to live there.....to live that life. Wow. Just wow. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Not at all interesting. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Audience Member I wasted my 60 mins watching this movie and felt sorry for Daniel Day-Lewis that he had to play a movie this bad. Oh well, it's his wife's. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/21/23 Full Review william s Lewis is never boring but that's tested in this lumbering ineffective movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Peter Aspden Financial Times So we have the Oscar-winning poet laureate's son wasting his and our time in a flower-power-hangover movie that might have been made 25 years ago, though better, by Hal Ashby. Rated: 2/5 Oct 7, 2018 Full Review Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago Reader Doesn't succeed in everything it sets out to do, but as a statement about the death rattle of 60s counterculture it's thoughtful and affecting. Feb 8, 2010 Full Review David Ansen Newsweek Belle uses her blank, doll-like beauty to unnerving effect: she has the vulnerability--and the amorality--of an unbroken colt. Keener, who usually plays brittle, angry urban women, has never been so touching. Nov 1, 2007 Full Review Felix Vasquez Jr. Cinema Crazed A sad tale of isolation and love. Apr 29, 2009 Full Review Brandon Fibbs BrandonFibbs.com The Ballad of Jack and Rose, like the community it elucidates, is not perfect. Like the people who try so desperately to make the most of the world in which they live, it is full of flaws, inconsistencies, and shortcomings. Rated: 5/10 Feb 28, 2008 Full Review Prairie Miller NY Rock A disjointed collection of characters whose dysfunctional behavior modes only reinforce the aimlessness of the narrative. Mar 26, 2007 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Jack Slavin (Daniel Day-Lewis) is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle), on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen (Catherine Keener), and her sons, Rodney (Ryan McDonald) and Thaddius (Paul Dano), to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.
      Director
      Rebecca Miller
      Executive Producer
      Caroline Kaplan, Graham King, Jonathan Sehring
      Screenwriter
      Rebecca Miller
      Distributor
      IFC Films
      Production Co
      IFC Productions
      Rating
      R (Some Drug Material|Sexual Content|Language)
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 25, 2005, Original
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 27, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $712.3K
      Sound Mix
      Stereo
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