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Elle Fanning gives a terrific performance in this powerful coming-of-age tale about a pair of teenage girls whose friendship is unnerved by the threat of nuclear war. Read critic reviews

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In 1962 London, the lifelong friendship between two teenagers (Elle Fanning, Alice Englert) dissolves after one seduces the other's father.

Cast & Crew

Jodhi May
Anoushka
Sally Potter
Screenwriter
Reno Antoniades
Executive Producer
Aaron L. Gilbert
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Goetz Grossman
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Heidi Levitt
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Joe Oppenheimer
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Paula Vaccaro
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Robbie Ryan
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Anders Refn
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Carlos Conti
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Andrea Matheson
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Liz Griffiths
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Holly Waddington
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Critic Reviews for Ginger & Rosa

All Critics (114) | Top Critics (44) | Fresh (89) | Rotten (25)

  • The film simply opts for cheap lyrical reconciliation and a shrug.

    August 28, 2019 | Full Review…
  • With a rich sense of lived experience, Potter first portrays the blithe excitement and sense of joyful conspiracy shared by the two friends.

    June 14, 2013 | Full Review…
  • Fanning -- a startlingly alert and microemotive young actress -- breathes real feeling into the part, while the jazz soundtrack (John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sidney Bechet) rouses this sensitive film from its drowsier inclinations.

    April 12, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Potter's take on the '60s occasionally slides into Big Chill cliché, but with her actors, she's on virgin ground.

    March 30, 2013 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Coming from anyone else, Ginger & Rosa would be a sensitive if predictable coming-of-age tale set in the mists of the distant past. But coming from writer-director Sally Potter, it's a major surprise.

    March 29, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Fanning is nearly perfect as Ginger navigates choppier waters than most teens have to. There is not a false note in her performance; no matter how melodramatic things become, everything about Ginger remains genuine.

    March 28, 2013 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Ginger & Rosa

  • Jul 25, 2013
    Elle Fanning's performance and Sally Potter's beautiful direction and wonderful utilization of 1960s atmosphere allows Ginger & Rosa to become more than the sum of its parts. It's a coming of age story and a period piece all rolled in to one, but more importantly its a character study that miraculously transfers the protagonist's deeply emotional internal tension to the audience with incredible power.
    Sam B Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2013
    As corny as this may sound, Ginger(Elle Fanning) and Rosa(Alice Englert) are well-nigh impossible to separate since before they were born when their respective mothers(Christina Hendricks & Jodhi May) met in a maternity ward in 1945. Together, they confront their nuclear fears in different ways. Ginger takes to protests and meetings while Rosa finds religion. While Rosa has never really known her father, Ginger has Roland(Alessandro Nivola) as her father, as he prefers to be known to her, when he is not sleeping elsewhere which includes his boat. As Roland puts it, he refused to enter the military during World War II, and was jailed for his beliefs, the worst part being in solitary, but is too self-righteous to wonder why people did not act differently than he did. Ever since her first feature, the classic "Orlando," Sally Potter's films have sadly been a prime case of diminishing returns. With her latest, the evocative, yet flawed "Ginger & Rosa" which moves to its own syncopated rhythm to match the jazz records on the soundtrack, she arrests that trend somewhat by thoughtfully exploring the connection between the personal and the political while not being the first person to conflate nuclear family and nuclear explosions. By having another red-headed protagonist who seeks to be a poet, Potter is saying there is nothing greater to fear than being alone at a time in 1962 when the world was facing nuclear annihilation, which concerned citizens responded with protests in England. Note to self: get a jazz band for the next protest.
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 22, 2012
    It seems while Dakota Fanning was in the U.K filming the detestable "Now is Good", her much more talented little sister, Elle, was in the same country shooting Sally Potter's latest. It's a cliched 1960's coming of age tale which mixes the plots of "The Squid & the Whale" and this year's "Albatross" but lacks the charm of either. In recent years we've become used to seeing American movies starring Brits but here it's a reversal with most of the lead roles played by Americans. Robbie Ryan's cinematography and Fanning's performance are both commendable but otherwise there's little of interest on display.
    The Movie W Super Reviewer

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