Coming Up Roses (1987) - Rotten Tomatoes

Coming Up Roses (1987)

Coming Up Roses





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In this Welsh production with English subtitles, the inhabitants of a South Wales village unite to save the job of the last cinema's projectionist (Dafydd Hywel).more
Rating: PG
Genre: Art House & International, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth E. Carter
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 6, 2004
Skouras Pictures


Dafydd Hywel
as Trevor Jones
W.J. Phillips
as Eli Davies
Bill Paterson
as Mr. Valentine
Clyde Pollitt
as Councillor
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Critic Reviews for Coming Up Roses

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

July 23, 2005

Audience Reviews for Coming Up Roses

Remarkable. In this drama from Blake Edwards, Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick present a love story fractured and distorted by alcholism. Lemmon is particularly deceptive, his normally affable nice guy persona proves shockingly different when his addiction takes him over and overrides his consideration for everyone else, illustrated best when he goes out to the greenhouse at night to find a bottle he stashed in one of the pots, but when he can't find it, panics and screams, becoming frantically desperate. They principle players are aided brilliantly by Edwards' direction, delivering several protracted takes (including the afore-mentioned scene), which offers the audience little shelter from the romantic carnage on screen. It is also notable for depicting the difficulty of kicking the stuff, as we follow Joe battling his problem, but at the height of our trust falls into binging once again at the eleventh hour. Watch out as well for Charles Bickford's startling support in the thankless role as Kirsten's protective father, a man who has tragically been there before. The picture has barely dated a day and remains a melancholic classic.

Antony Stubbs

Super Reviewer

Moving and emotional. Jack Lemmon give the best performance. Ever. Seriously. I'm constantly amazed by it.

Hands down, this is one of the best alcoholic performances on screen -- Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick were at the top of their game.

Terri A.

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