Rambling Rose Reviews

February 7, 2018
The intimate rhythms these two superb actors work up together capture a lifetime of marriage. Duvall and Ladd are the true heart and soul of Rambling Rose.
September 7, 2011
October 31, 2006
Seen in a flashback through the eyes of an adolescent, this uncommon coming-of-age tale, which raises poignant questions about the mysteries of sex and love, flaunts a superb performance from Laura Dern as the promiscuous girl
August 22, 2003
July 30, 2003
July 17, 2003
A quirky, funny but moving story with terrific performances all around.
October 21, 2002
September 3, 2002
May 8, 2002
Probes the mixture of fear and awe many men experience when they meet the life-force of women.
January 9, 2002
A modest but pleasingly adult entertainment at a time when even the most promising American films ultimately revert to Pollyannaish platitudes.
May 12, 2001
It's a beauty.
January 1, 2000
[A] funny, moving, spectacularly acted little film.
January 1, 2000
Truly extraordinary performances, the familiar yet rarely predictable script and the fertile subtext that looks at sexuality and desire through feminist question marks, makes 'Rambling Rose' one of the year's most touching and absorbing movie experiences.
January 1, 2000
The movie is all character and situation, and contains some of the best performances of the year, especially in the ensemble acting of the four main characters.
January 1, 2000
A touching, humorous and enjoyable film.
January 1, 2000
January 1, 2000
Willingham, who also scripted Paths of Glory, Little Big Man and The Graduate, wrote Rose in the early 1970s. Thanks to these sterling performances almost two decades later, his screenplay enjoys a fresh and tender blossoming.
January 1, 2000
So much here is rich and touching, not to mention the string of superb performances, that the film still merits a recommendation.
September 10, 1991