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Roseland (1977)






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New York's Roseland ballroom was in 1977 the traditional gathering place of senior citizens who wanted briefly to relive the good old days. Appropriately, the cast of Merchant/Ivory's Roseland includes a quartet of always-welcome showbiz veterans: Teresa Wright, Lou Jacobi, Helen Gallagher. The episodic storyline is unified by an unending flow of vintage hit songs, including "Slow Boat to China", "Stranger in Paradise" and "Rockin' Chair". The most effective vignette involves cleaning-lady Skala, whose minimum-wage job supports her weekly ballroom nostalgia-fests. The film was written by Merchant-Ivory perennial Ruth Prawer Jhabvala.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts
Directed By:
Written By: Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 21, 2004
Merchant-Ivory Productions

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Teresa Wright
as May (The Waltz)
Lou Jacobi
as Stan (The Waltz)
Geraldine Chaplin
as Marilyn (The Hustle)
Don de Natale
as Master of Ceremonies...
Edward Kogan
as Bartender
Madeline Lee
as Camille
Annette Rivera
as Hustle Couple
Floyd Chisholm
as Hustle Couple
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Critic Reviews for Roseland

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

fans of "Weapon of Choice" will definitely want to check out a little vintage Walken high step here

Full Review… | October 2, 2004

June 14, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Roseland


Senior Citizen Lonely Hearts go to the legendary Roseland Ballroom to Dance every weekend.Quite Depressing, maybe I'm not old enough to appreciate this one.


Christopher Walken as a young man: Mannequin? Waxwork? Jonathan Rhys Myers lookalike? The man would have looked ethereal if not for the horrible 70's vintage clothing he had wear in the movie.

Suli Chong

Roseland Quotes

Russel: You think I'm vain. Cause I like myself? I like my suit. Don't you like my suit? You like my tie?
Marilyn: [giggles] Cute.
Russel: Cute? How about the rest of me? My eyes, hair, profile. Legs long enough? [gestures at stomach] Mmm, flat.
– Submitted by Alannah D (4 years ago)
Russel: What do you do at home? Stare at the wall and go quietly crazy?
– Submitted by Alannah D (4 years ago)

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