• The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

Release Date: 2005

DVD Release Date: August 16th, 2005

R |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Jack Slavin (Daniel Day-Lewis) is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose (Camilla Belle), on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen (Catherine Keener), and her sons, Rodney (Ryan McDonald) and Thaddius (Paul Dano), to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener, Camilla Belle, Beau Bridges, Jason Lee, Jena Malone, Paul Dano, Ryan James McDonald

Director: Rebecca Miller

Genres: Drama

Production Co: IFC Productions

Keywords: Quest, Girlfriend, 2000s, Forbidden love, Offbeat, Emotional, Son, Brother, Daughter

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Shaky story and predictable developments make this an off-key ballad. show more

  • 60
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Has density enough for several films. What's missing is spontaneity, and variety. And, throughout most of the narrative, velocity.

  • 75
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    A gut-punch of a movie, a potent, mesmerizing drama. show more

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