Studio: Eagle Pictures (2004) (Italy) / IFC Films (US)

Cast: Daniel Day-Lewis as Jack, Catherine Keener as Kathleen, Camilla Belle as Rose, Paul Dano as Thadius, Ryan McDonald as Rodney, Beau Bridges as Marty Rance, Anna Mae Clinton as Young Rose, Jason Lee, Jena Malone and Susanna Thompson

Crew: Rebecca Miller (director); Brian Bell and Jenny Schweitzer (line producer); Caroline Kaplan, Graham King and Jonathan Sehring (executive producers); Melissa Marr (co-producer); Ethan Smith (associate producer); Lemore Syvan (producer)


Jack (Daniel Day-Lewis) lives on the site of his abandoned island commune with his 16-year-old daughter Rose (Camilla Belle). 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 (Beau Bridges), who is building a housing tract on the edge of his property. When Jack invites his girlfriend Kathleen (Catherine Keener) and her sons Rodney (Ryan McDonald) and Thaddius (Paul Dano) 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. With THE BALLAD OF JACK & ROSE, Rebecca Miller (Angela, Personal Velocity) has created a poetic third feature about a young girl’s sensual coming-of-age and a man who has cut himself off from the world that refuses to live up to his ideals.

Production Company: Elevation Filmworks / IFC Productions / Initial Entertainment Group

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Release Dates: MARCH 25, 2005

Genre: DRAMA

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