Wednesday, April 24 2013, 03:19 AM MDT
Movie Review: Ginger and Rosa
3 out of 5 Stars
Director • Sally Potter
Starring • Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Oliver Platt
Rated • PG-13
Recommended to • Those looking for a great performance from Elle Fanning in a so-so film.
Synopsis • Ginger (Elle Fanning) and Rosa (Alice Englert) are best friends living in London in the 1960s. The Cuban Missile Crisis lingers in the background as Ginger and Rosa dive headfirst into the wild abandon of their teens only to find themselves drifting apart.
Review • “Ginger & Rosa” is a difficult coming-of-age story. The cast is quite good with Elle Fanning being excellent, but the script feels a bit empty. The rebellion feels forced and writer/director Sally Potter doesn’t capitalize on the atmosphere of the era where it is set. It simply pales to films like “An Education” or this year’s Sundance Film Festival sleeper “It Felt Like Love.” See it for Fanning, but be prepared to feel under whelmed.
-Ryan Michael Painter