Ginger And Rosa Review

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The friendship of two teenage girls begins to fragment under the pressure of the 1960's sexual revolution and the cold war.


The excellent Elle Fanning plays Ginger, a spirited teen who gets caught up in the CND movement with her best friend Rosa, played by Jane Campion’s daughter Alice Englert. The girly bonding scenes ring true, a semi-incestuous melodrama doesn’t and the big show-down is nail-biting stuff. But this suffers from mannered dialogue exchanges, underwritten characters and a number of dubious accents.

Despite some strong moments, Ginger and Rosa fails to really convince.