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Coming Up Roses (2012)

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Average Rating: 4.8/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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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.(c) Dada Films

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Lisa Albright

Oct 20, 2014

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There's nothing here to catch our eye, or our interest - just AfterSchool Special plot twists and family battles-and-bonding, spiced up with secrets and revelations that aren't nearly as unexpected, or revealing, as the filmmakers might hope.

November 9, 2012 Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger
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Director and co-screenwriter Lisa Albright uses Peters to lend some needed verve to a pretty standard, down-market milieu.

November 9, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Post
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This first feature from Ms. Albright does not augur a brilliant future.

November 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
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A modest drama most notable for its heartfelt performances.

November 8, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
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After a hoot of an entrance by Bernadette Peters showboating a tune from the rafters at a church wedding, Coming Up Roses takes a nosedive into despair and stays there.

November 7, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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An escalating melodrama in which drug deals, suicide attempts and sexual predation evoke playtime fabrication rather than world-weary experience.

November 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
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