Two teenage girls, Ginger and Rosa, are inseparable. They play truant together, discuss religion, politics and hairstyles, and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ frustrated domesticity. But as the Cold War meets the sexual revolution, the lifelong friendship of the two girls is threatened.
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Coming of age flick set against the idealism of the flower generation in 60's England. The craft is all there and the performances are decent enough but it needed to push a little harder and possibly a little less cliched to show us something fresh within the idea of the collision of idealism via the ego. 3 stars
Two and a half. Some moments of real drama and tension, but overall not as gripping/engaging as I thought it would be. However, it moves at a realistic pace and there are some really strong moments. Hendricks is not particularly suited to the part of Ginger's mum and seems fairly half-hearted in her portrayal. Also some beautiful cinematography!
~We're best friends. We're pretty. What about the bomb? Cry. Cry. Betrayal. Cry. What about the bomb? Food. Cry.~
SO bad. Spent 90 minutes waiting for something to happen, but it was the most dull, empty coming-of-age movie I've ever seen.
Nuclear metaphor grabs all the attention but Potter's screenplay is too clever to let it dominate. This isn't a story about how cute and fun and righteous the sixties were - thank fuck, too. It's about people who cling to abstract political convictions in the absence of empathy, spinning parental absenteeism as a moral stand, belittling their spouses. If you take not-Michael Fassbender at face value, you're a donkus.