Ginger & Rosa
Ginger & Rosa (2013)

London, 1962. Two teenage girls - GINGER & ROSA - are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers' domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: July 23, 2013
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elle Fanning gives a terrific performance in this powerful coming-of-age tale about a pair of teenage girls whose friendship is unnerved by the threat of nuclear war.

Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

Coming from anyone else, Ginger & Rosa would be a sensitive if predictable coming-of-age tale set in the mists of the distant past. But coming from writer-director Sally Potter, it's a major surprise.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

Elle Fanning is scary. Scarily good.

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Craig D. Lindsey

With Ginger & Rosa, Potter once again documents the usually lonely road a woman takes in finding out who she really is, this time showing it from the perspective of someone who isn't even a woman yet.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

A near-flawless film, beautifully shot and cut, excitingly performed and deeply felt.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

In all respects, this is the completely captivating Fanning's picture.

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John Powers

You won't find many movies about teenage girls more perceptive than Ginger & Rosa by the English filmmaker Sally Potter.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

Fanning is nearly perfect as Ginger navigates choppier waters than most teens have to. There is not a false note in her performance; no matter how melodramatic things become, everything about Ginger remains genuine.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Potter has a rich compositional eye, but she wisely trims the fat from the dialogue, which dances around most of the melodrama until an explosive last act.

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Sean Axmaker

After a career defined by cinematic experimentation, director Sally Potter trades affectation and stylistic experimentation for not-so-simple intimacy and empathy, helped of course by rich performances from her cast, young and not-so-young.

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
Sam Barnett
Elle Fanning's performance and Sally Potter's beautiful direction and wonderful utilization of 1960s atmosphere allows Ginger & Rosa to become… More
Walter M.
As corny as this may sound, Ginger(Elle Fanning) and Rosa(Alice Englert) are well-nigh impossible to separate since before they were born when their respective… More
The Movie Waffler
It seems while Dakota Fanning was in the U.K filming the detestable "Now is Good", her much more talented little sister, Elle, was in the same country… More