Ginger & Rosa Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Ginger & Rosa

Additional Info

  • Rating:

    M: Mature themes and coarse language.

  • The pitch:

    A friendship is torn apart by a nuclear bombshell.

  • Starring:

    Alice Englert, Elle Fanning, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Timothy Spall, Oliver Platt, Annette Bening, Jodhi May

  • Directed by:

    Sally Potter

  • Running time:

    90 minutes

  • Rated:

    M (Australia), 12A (UK), PG-13 (USA)

  • VIOLENCE/GORE:

    Footage of Hiroshima bomb and destroyed landscape aftermath. Nuclear attack, bombs, missiles mentioned. Prison, solitary confinement discussed. Police make aggressive arrests at a protest sit-in. Faces are slapped. A door is kicked in. Yelling. Blood/gore: A radio war report announces 100 million US dead, 115 million dead in Europe.

  • SEX/NUDITY:

    A young girl pursues a sexual relationship with her best friend's father. Sex noises heard; teenage pregnancy mentioned. Caressing, kissing. Sex implied. Sexual innuendo. Young girls seen in underwear.

  • VICES/DRUG USE:

    Alcohol (beer, wine). Smoking. Suspected drug overdose; empty pill vials seen.

  • LANGUAGE:

    Derogatory terms for females, bugger. Name-calling. Religious references (church service, prayer, crucifixes).

  • THEMES:

    Friendship, family, war, 1945, Hiroshima, nuclear threat, atomic bomb, Cuban Missile Crisis, stop-the-bomb protest, feminism, growing up, marriage separation, activism, betrayal, infidelity.

  • HIDDEN EXTRAS:

    Abandoned by father/mother, mental illness mentioned. A daughter endures her parent's separation. Women in labour. Birds (seagulls). Vomiting, spitting. Beef pie, spaghetti bolognaise eaten.

  • CRITICS LIKE:

    Great performances, touching drama. Dreamy production values, gently directed. Complex portrayal of characters and 1945 London.

  • CRITICS DON'T LIKE:

    Unconvincing plot. Dubious accents.

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