Coming Up Roses


Coming Up Roses (2012)


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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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Ann Dowd
as Cat's Mother
Sadie Feighan
as Young Alice
Ari Butler
as Bobby's Best Man
Andrew Polk
as Charles Boss
Amelia Campbell
as Physics Teacher
Susan O'Connor
as Young Mother
Jamie Hurley
as Receptionist
Jordan Hall
as Officer Frank
Neal Materazzo
as Arresting Officer
Neal Matarazzo
as Arresting Officer
Michael Willis
as Counselor
Kate Rogal
as Prostitute
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Critic Reviews for Coming Up Roses

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (6)

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.

Nov 9, 2012 | Rating: 2/4

Director and co-screenwriter Lisa Albright uses Peters to lend some needed verve to a pretty standard, down-market milieu.

Nov 9, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

This first feature from Ms. Albright does not augur a brilliant future.

Nov 8, 2012 | Rating: 2/5

A modest drama most notable for its heartfelt performances.

Nov 8, 2012 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

Nov 7, 2012 | Full Review…

An escalating melodrama in which drug deals, suicide attempts and sexual predation evoke playtime fabrication rather than world-weary experience.

Nov 6, 2012 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
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