Ginger & Rosa

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"Friendship pulled them together. Love tore them apart."
  • PG-13
  • 2013
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 6.2  (11,754)
  • 69

Ginger & Rosa is a coming-of-age drama film directed by Sally Potter and released in 2012. The film stars Elle Fanning in the lead role as Ginger, along with Alice Englert as Rosa and Annette Bening as Natalie. The story revolves around the two teenage girls, Ginger and Rosa, who have been best friends since their childhood. They live in London during the Cold War era of the 1960s, a time marked by social and political upheaval, nuclear threat, and generational conflict.

Ginger is a shy, sensitive and introspective girl who is highly aware of the world around her. She is passionate about political activism and the anti-nuclear movement, which is gaining momentum at this time. She grows increasingly concerned about the state of the world, and her fears are heightened when she learns of the Cuban Missile Crisis, which brings the threat of nuclear war to the forefront of her mind.

In contrast, Rosa is a more extroverted and adventurous girl who is less concerned with politics and more focused on having fun. She rebels against her parents, flirts with boys, experiments with drugs, and seems to live in the present moment, without thinking too much about the consequences of her actions.

Despite their differences, Ginger and Rosa are inseparable friends who confide in each other, share their secrets, and support each other through difficult times. However, their friendship is put to the test when Rosa starts dating Ginger's father, Roland, a charming, free-spirited pacifist who has left Ginger's mother for a younger woman.

This betrayal threatens to tear apart Ginger's family and shatter her world view. As she struggles to make sense of her feelings, Ginger becomes increasingly disillusioned with her parents, especially her mother, Nat, a frustrated poet who is emotionally distant and seems more interested in her own affairs than in her daughter's well-being.

Ginger seeks solace in her friendships with other activists, including the handsome, charismatic Mark, and the wise, gentle Bella, a survivor of Auschwitz who teaches her about compassion, forgiveness, and courage.

However, as the tension rises between the US and Russia, Ginger's fears escalate and she becomes convinced that the world is on the brink of destruction. Desperate to do something to make a difference, she takes drastic measures that have unintended consequences for herself and those around her.

The film is a poignant coming-of-age story that explores themes of friendship, betrayal, family, love, and loss. It features powerful performances by the lead actresses, especially Elle Fanning, who delivers a nuanced and heartfelt performance as the troubled and idealistic Ginger.

The film also captures the atmosphere of the time period, with its vibrant fashion, music, and political activism. It depicts the generational divide between the older, more conservative generation, and the younger, more rebellious youth who are searching for a sense of identity and purpose in a rapidly changing world.

Overall, Ginger & Rosa is a moving and insightful film that will appeal to anyone who has experienced the challenges of growing up and finding one's place in the world.

Ginger & Rosa is a 2013 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 69.

Ginger & Rosa
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