The Ballad of Jack and Rose
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

A single father tries to come to terms with his 16-year-old daughter Rose's coming-of-age. When the father's new love, Kathleen and her two teenage boys come to live with them, Rose undergoes a sexual awakening with both liberating… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: March 25, 2005
DVD Release Date: August 16, 2005
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Heavy on the symbolism and overly contrived.

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.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

We leave this movie hoping to see Miller and Lewis together again soon.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A sad tale of isolation and love.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

As indie efforts go, The Ballad of Jack and Rose pushes a lot of the classic indie audience buttons, coupled with some depressingly mainstream ones.

Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic

It's all strange and mildly unpleasant and self-consciously arty.

Brandon Fibbs

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.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

The entire movie seems to be suffering from the same suffocating disease as Jack.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

Jack and Rose's ballad is a sour song punctuated by ugly behavior from characters who are supposed to be sympathetic.

Prairie Miller
NY Rock

A disjointed collection of characters whose dysfunctional behavior modes only reinforce the aimlessness of the narrative.

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