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London, 1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger and Rosa — are inseparable; they play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But, as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, and the threat of nuclear holocaust escalates, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered – by the clash of desire and the determination to survive.

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Release date: Mar 15, 2013
 
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for mature disturbing thematic material involving teen choices - sexuality, drinking, smoking, and for language
 
Runtime: 90 min
 
Movie Reviews:
  • 91
    indieWIRE - by Eric Kohn
    A viscerally charged movie that foregrounds surface tensions and gripping performances, Ginger and Rosa is the filmmaker's most accessible and technically surefooted work to date. ...read more

  • 83
    Entertainment Weekly - by Melissa Maerz
    A touching drama from British art-house filmmaker Sally Potter, who broke through to wider audiences with 1992's "Orlando" and has now made her most mainstream movie yet. ...read more

  • 83
    The Playlist - by Rodrigo Perez
    Beautiful, yet dark and moving, unsparing, but told with a sympathetic eye, Ginger & Rosa is sometimes relentless in its examination of emotional pain. ...read more

  • 75
    Slant Magazine - by Andrew Schenker
    With Ginger & Rosa, Sally Potter manages to avoid nearly every pratfall of such period pieces, focusing on extreme alienation rather than enlightenment, and wringing a powerful and jaundiced coming-of-age story from the decade's less trod corners. ...read more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter - by Todd McCarthy
    The film’s small scale is more than compensated for by its insights into adolescent awareness, the passions stoked by global causes and the moral hypocrisy of the ideologically righteous. ...read more

  • 67
    The A.V. Club - by Noel Murray
    The movie can be affecting at times, and might’ve been even more so if Potter hadn’t made its theme so explicit, via heavy “this is the point” speeches delivered during what’s otherwise a powerful climax. ...read more

  • 60
    Total Film - by Emma Dibdin
    Spearheaded by a strikingly self-assured turn from Elle Fanning, this ’60s-set coming-of-ager follows two teenage girls whose bond starts to crumble under the emotional and political pressures of adulthood. ...read more

  • 40
    Empire - by Anna Smith
    Despite some strong moments, Ginger and Rosa fails to really convince. ...read more

  • 40
    Variety - by Peter Debruge
    Potter seems at a loss to communicate the ideas behind her agonizingly elliptical picture, leaving auds to marvel at the gorgeous cinematography and scarlet-red hair of its heroine, earnestly played by Elle Fanning in a project undeserving of her talents. ...

Teenagers do horrible things to each other in the name of their ''ideals.'' But adults do too, which is so much worse. That's the sad truth behind Ginger & Rosa, a touching drama from British art-hous...
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It is 1962 in London and there is widespread media coverage of the catastrophic consequences of a possible nuclear war between the United States and Russia. There are some demonstrations against putti...
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London, 1962. Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) ar BFFs and peas in a pod. But, the turbulent 60s are about to land on them when the sexual revolution, the Cold War and its nuclear threat...
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  1. Karissa

    This movie looks interesting :)