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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Camilla Belle
Daniel Day-Lewis
Catherine Keener
Ryan McDonald
Paul Dano
Directors
Rebecca Miller
Screenwriters
Rebecca Miller
Running Time
112 minutes

The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Trouble and strife in a former commune for Daniel Day Lewis.


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The Ballad of Jack and Rose

Plot
America, 1986. Sickly Jack (Day-Lewis) and his 16 year-old daughter Rose (Belle) live on the site of his abandoned commune on a remote island on the East Coast. Tensions arise when Jack’s girlfriend Kathleen (Keener) comes to live with them, along with her two sons, Rodney (McDonald) and Thaddius (Dano).


Verdict
Day-Lewis doesn’t get much chance to stretch himself in this atmospheric drama whose characters outshine a limited script.


Reviewed by Anna Smith

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