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Coming Up Roses

(2012)
Not Rated In Theaters 11/9/2012 , 93min.
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Plot & Details

In a gritty small town, 15-year-old Alice and her mother, Diane, a larger-than-life former actress, cling to each other and the fantasy of a better life. Bernadette Peters is transfixing as the domineering Diane, a woman with enormous problems and a titanic personality to match. She shuttles her teenage daughter Alice (in a terrific performance by Rachel Brosnahan), across small-town America, confronting bad neighborhoods, money woes, failed love affairs and depression. Larger-than-life Diane overwhelms everyone around her, which brings up a sticky question: is she fit to raise a child? A disturbing yet tender portrait of a theatrical mother and her impressionable daughter as they desperately cling to shreds of hope and dreams of a better life. 'Coming Up Roses' is a haunting coming-of-age story about a mother-daughter forced to choose between reality and fantasy, their love for each other and survival.

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