The Ballad of Jack and Rose

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"Selfhood begins with a walking away, and love is proved in the letting go."
  • R
  • 2004
  • 1 hr 52 min
  • 6.5  (12,107)
  • 59

In the movie The Ballad of Jack and Rose, we are transported to an isolated island off the coast of Canada, where Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) and his daughter Rose (Camilla Belle) live together in a ramshackle cabin. The two of them are the only inhabitants of the island, and Jack is fiercely protective of his daughter, going to great lengths to keep her sheltered from the rest of the world.

Despite her father's efforts, Rose is coming of age and starting to question their way of life. She longs for companionship and a sense of normalcy that she has never experienced. Jack, on the other hand, is fiercely committed to living off of the land and rejecting any modern influence that might threaten their way of life.

As Jack and Rose navigate their complicated relationship, a new element is introduced with the arrival of Kathleen (Catherine Keener), Jack's former lover and Rose's mother. Kathleen's return opens old wounds and reignites old passions, throwing Jack and Rose's already fragile existence into turmoil.

The movie is a slow-burning character study that excels in its powerful performances and captivating cinematography. Daniel Day-Lewis, in particular, is a standout as Jack, delivering a powerful portrayal of a man who is fiercely committed to his beliefs, even as they become increasingly untenable.

Throughout the movie, we are immersed in the stark natural beauty of the island, which serves as both a sanctuary and a prison for Jack and Rose. We see the harsh realities of living off the land, from the struggle to find enough food and water to the constant threat of dangerous animals and inclement weather.

While the movie is primarily a psychological drama, there are moments of tension and drama that keep the story engaging. As we watch Jack and Rose grapple with their own desires and the pressure of outside forces, we see them come uncomfortably close to the brink of their own destruction.

At its core, The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a poignant exploration of the complexities of family relationships and the ways in which our deepest desires can both bring us together and tear us apart. It is a beautifully shot and well-acted film that will leave a lasting impression on anyone who watches it.

The Ballad of Jack and Rose is a 2004 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 52 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 59.

The Ballad of Jack and Rose
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