Rambling Rose
Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Martha Coolidge. Cast: Laura Dern, Lukas Haas, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lisa Jakub, Evan Lockwood, John Heard, Kevin Conway, Robert John Burke, Robin Robertson, Matthew Sutherland. Screenplay: Calder Willingham (based on his novel).

Twitter Capsule: Writing, direction could be a bit tougher. That said, it's exciting to track such wild feelings in a roseate milieu.

VOR:   Its Southernness and mix of gentility and yearning work more convincingly than the parallel attempts in Fried Green Tomatoes, and with less melodrama than The Prince of Tides.

Photo © 1991 New Line Cinema/Carolco Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Actress: Laura Dern
Best Supporting Actress: Diane Ladd

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Actress (Drama): Laura Dern
Best Supporting Actress: Diane Ladd

Other Awards:
Independent Spirit Awards: Best Picture; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress (Ladd)

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