The Ballad of Jack and Rose

Synopsis: Jack lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose. Jack has sheltered Rose from the influences of the outside world, but now Rose's emerging womanhood poses troubling questions about the days ahead. A man who has lived a life motivated by environmentalism and other altruistic causes, Jack now rages at those who do not share his concerns, like developer Marty Rance, who is building a housing tract on the edge of his property. When Jack invites his girlfriend Kathleen and her sons Rodney and Thaddius to live with them, Rose feels betrayed and the situation quickly becomes precarious. Rose acts out wildly, creating chaos. As everything flies out of control, Jack finds himself trapped in an impossible place and is forced to take action.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Rebecca Miller
Production: IFC Films
  3 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
112 min

pumping away for

some while to come.

When you die,

I'm going to die.

- What on earth are you

talking about? - I am.

What are you going to die of?

When you go, I'm going.

If you die,

there's no point to my life.

Tough luck.

Don't you ever say that again.

Do you hear me?

You never say that again.

Tell me a story.

Come on.


there was a girl...

and she lived in

a little tiny house.

And one day an ox came by.

And the girl was so polite,

she said,

"Ox, would you care to join me for tea?"

The ox wasn't used to being spoken to

very much. He was flattered.

He said,

"Thank you, yes. "

And he proceeded to put

his nose through the door.

His nose had a big ring in it.

The girl pulled as hard

as she could on the ring

to try to get the

ox through the door.

The ox pushed and pushed.

The girl pulled and pulled.

Cracks started to appear

around the walls.

Then the ox gave one

great almighty push.

The whole house

collapsed around them.

So she climbed up

on the ox's back

and they rode away together.

In the course of time,

they were married.

Let me look at you.

I'm never going to leave you,

you know.

I have to go to

town tonight, Rosie.

There's some stuff I've got to do there.

I may not be back until the morning.

- Will you be all right?

- Yeah.

- I'll see you later, Rosie.

- OK.

Seen a shooting star tonight

And I thought of you

You were trying to

break into another world

A world I never knew

I always kind of wondered

If you ever made it through

Seen a shooting star tonight

And I thought of you

Seen a shooting star tonight

And I thought of me

If I was still the same

If I ever became what

you wanted me to be

Did I miss the mark

Or overstep the line

That only you could see?

Seen a shooting star tonight

And I thought of me

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Rebecca Miller

Rebecca Augusta Miller, Lady Day-Lewis (born September 15, 1962) is an American independent filmmaker and novelist, known for her films Angela, Personal Velocity: Three Portraits, The Ballad of Jack and Rose, The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, and Maggie's Plan, all of which she wrote and directed. Miller is the daughter of Arthur Miller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, and his third wife Inge Morath, Magnum photographer. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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