Rambling Rose
Rambling Rose (1991)

Rambling Rose is the most part a flashback, related by grown-up Southerner Buddy Hillyer (John Heard). The bulk of the film takes place in 1935, when rambunctious backwoods housekeeper Rose (Laura Dern) virtually invades the Hillyer… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 16, 1999
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Critic Score: 100% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A touching. bittersweet, and wonderfully-acted film.

Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

It's a beauty.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The movie is all character and situation, and contains some of the best performances of the year, especially in the ensemble acting of the four main characters.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Probes the mixture of fear and awe many men experience when they meet the life-force of women.

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Hal Hinson
Washington Post

[A] funny, moving, spectacularly acted little film.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Seen in a flashback through the eyes of an adolescent, this uncommon coming-of-age tale, which raises poignant questions about the mysteries of sex and love, flaunts a superb performance from Laura Dern as the promiscuous girl

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Stephen Farber
Movieline

A modest but pleasingly adult entertainment at a time when even the most promising American films ultimately revert to Pollyannaish platitudes.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Willingham, who also scripted Paths of Glory, Little Big Man and The Graduate, wrote Rose in the early 1970s. Thanks to these sterling performances almost two decades later, his screenplay enjoys a fresh and tender blossoming.

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Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

A quirky, funny but moving story with terrific performances all around.

Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

So much here is rich and touching, not to mention the string of superb performances, that the film still merits a recommendation.

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% Flixster User Reviews
Dean McKenna
This unusual coming-of-age movie is charming, warm, witty and full of delightful surprise about a naive but sexually uninhibited girl arrives in an… More
John Ballantine
Rambling Rose is the definitive Laura Dern performance. I particularly like mother-daughter performances as there is often additional sizzle to fictional work… More