One of two horrible movies from fledgling indie movie studio A24 released on March 15, 2013. (The other, Spring Breakers, is one of the worst movies ever made).
London,1962. Two teenage girls – Ginger & Rosa – are inseparable. They skip school together, talk about love, religion and politics and dream of lives bigger than their mothers’ domesticity. But the growing threat of nuclear war casts a shadow over their lives. Ginger (Elle Fanning) is drawn to poetry and protest, while Rosa (Alice Englert) shows Ginger how to smoke cigarettes, kiss boys and pray. Both rebel against their mothers: Rosa’s single mum, Anoushka (Jodhi May), and Ginger’s frustrated painter mother, Natalie (Christina Hendricks). Meanwhile, Ginger’s pacifist father, Roland (Alessandro Nivola) seems a romantic, bohemian figure to the girls. He encourages Ginger’s ‘Ban-the-Bomb’ activism, while Rosa starts to take a very different interest in him. As Ginger’s parents fight and fall apart, Ginger finds emotional sanctuary with a gay couple, both named Mark (Timothy Spall and Oliver Platt), and their American friend, the poet Bella (Annette Bening). Finally, as the Cuban Missile Crisis escalates – and it seems the world itself may come to an end – the lifelong friendship of the two girls is shattered. Ginger clutches at one hope; if she can help save the world from extinction, perhaps she too will survive this moment of personal devastation.
The movie studio releasing Ginger & Rosa in the U.S., A24, didn’t even have the decency to create a U.S. poster or U.S. website for the movie. (The Facebook page is from the film’s British theatrical release in 2012 and has hardly any followers).
The sisters Fanning have certainly seen their stars crash to earth, first, with Elle’s big screen career never really taking off.
And Dakota Fanning is Elle’s older sister and has not had a hit as lead in a movie since she played Charlotte in the live action movie Charlotte’s Web (2006).
Dakota Fanning’s cameo-like appearances in the Twilight movies were laughable.