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Ginger & Rosa

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Coming-of-age drama examines teenage anxieties.

Movie PG-13 2013 90 minutes
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GINGER & ROSA might as well be called Ginger; she's heartbroken and heartbreaking, and we're with her, not Rosa, on this tempestuous journey. The title makes it sound as if the film is about two girls -- which it is, but only just. Halfway through, the ground shifts, and all at once, Ginger is front and center -- not that this is a tragedy, considering how well Fanning holds the audience's attention. She's pretty much perfect here, English accent included, inhabiting Ginger's restless and searching 17-year-old so fully.

And the movie does do a fine job portraying the alienation that wedges between her and Rosa (Englert holds her own). Why? The dramatic twist -- we won't spoil it -- isn't all that surprising, since the filmmakers leave an (annoyingly) obvious breadcrumb trail. But we don't fully understand -- some allusions to her father's abandonment notwithstanding -- why Rosa does what she does, inevitably wreaking havoc.

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