Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose

Director: Martha Coolidge

Cast: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd

     
 

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Martha Coolidge's endearing Rambling Rose comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Coolidge, an interview with theSee more details below

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Martha Coolidge's endearing Rambling Rose comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a commentary track recorded by Coolidge, an interview with the director, an alternate ending, and deleted scenes. Artisan has done a fine job with this disc, although the sound and image quality could have been stronger.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Brian J. Dillard
Charming but bawdy, old-fashioned but politically progressive, Rambling Rose is a study in contradictions. A nostalgia piece in which sexual awakening and boyhood love intertwine in the unlikeliest of ways, the film hinges on sweet, sensitive performances from Lukas Haas and Laura Dern. Him the curious youngster, her the hothouse naif, their characters together represent both the innocence of our basest urges and the double standard applied to the curiosities of the two sexes. It's unusual for a film to have two separate but complementary emotional centers; the marriage between Mother and Daddy Hillyer, however, carries as much resonance as the friendship between Buddy and Rose. As the patriarch, Robert Duvall injects Big Daddy stereotypes with gentlemanly class and a genuine moral backbone, while Diane Ladd brings both a decorous exterior and a spine of steel to the role of his big-hearted wife. Despite a somewhat strained framing device featuring John Heard as the grown-up Buddy, Rambling Rose showcases a more mature, character-based style of comedy from Martha Coolidge, previously known as a director of cult-favorite teen comedies. Soft-focus, suffused with melancholy and beautifully shot, the film should have earned as loyal a popular audience as it did a critical following.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/23/2002
UPC:
0012236118220
Original Release:
1991
Rating:
NR
Source:
Lions Gate
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Sound:
[Dolby Surround]
Time:
1:55:00
Sales rank:
28,245

Special Features

Ful;-screen version; Digitally mastered; 2.0 Dolby Stereo Surround; Scene index; Interactive menus

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laura Dern Rose
Robert Duvall Daddy Hillyer
Diane Ladd Mother Hillyer
Lukas Haas Willcox "Buddy" Hillyer
John Heard Willcox Hillyer
Kevin Conway Dr. Martinson
Robert John Burke Police Chief David Wilkie
Lisa Jakub Doll Hillyer
Evan Lockwood Waski Hillyer
Matt Sutherland Billy
Aleta Helena Chappelle Actor
Michael Gwynne Actor
Dale Robertson Young Salesman
D. Anthony Pender Foster
David E. Scarborough Horton
General Fermon Judd Shadrack
Richard Olsen Chief of Police
Michael Mott Man in Store
James Binns Minister
Jeffrey Smith Stand-In

Technical Credits
Martha Coolidge Director
Bojan Bazelli Cinematographer
Susan Benjamin Art Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
Aleta Helena Chappelle Casting
Steven Cohen Editor
Suzanne Fenn Editor
Renny Harlin Producer
Greg Hull Special Effects
Johnny E. Jensen Cinematographer
Mary Kane Production Manager
Mario Kassar Producer
Karen Koch Producer
Kathleen M. McKernin Art Director
Thomas Newman Score Composer
Laurie Parker Producer
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Manilo Rocchetti Makeup
Edgar J. Scherick Executive Producer
Robin Standefer Production Designer
Nancy Tenenbaum Producer
John Vallone Production Designer
Christian Wagener Art Director
Nick Wechsler Producer
Calder Willingham Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Dixieland [4:10]
2. "In Love and Harmony" [5:47]
3. How Bad Exactly? [3:56]
4. Falling for Daddy [2:09]
5. The Orphan Bowl [3:21]
6. Losing Control [6:33]
7. The Nature of Rose [11:23]
8. "Please Don't Tell" [4:17]
9. Strange Vibrations [4:13]
10. Out on the Town [3:44]
11. Off in the 4th Dimension [4:37]
12. Gentleman Callers [3:55]
13. A Friend in Mrs. Hillyer [3:42]
14. The Girl Is Sick [2:16]
15. "Rose Has Got to Go" [4:07]
16. Yankee Doctor's Prognosis [5:59]
17. A Changed Woman? [4:26]
18. The Pregnancy Test [4:21]
19. Therapeutic Measures [8:14]
20. Miracles out of Rabbits [5:03]
21. Rose and Mr. Right [6:49]
22. "Rose Lives" [5:13]
23. End Credits [3:47]

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