In a gritty small town, 15-year-old ALICE and her mother, DIANE, a larger-than-life former actress, cling to each there and the fantasy of a better life. Bernadette Peters is transfixing as the domineering Diane, a woman with enormous problems and a titanic personality to match. She shuttles her teenage daughter Alice (in a terrific performance by Rachel Brosnahan), across small-town America, confronting bad neighborhoods, money woes, failed love affairs and depression. Larger-than-life Diane overwhelms everyone around her, which brings up a sticky question: is she fit to raise a child? A disturbing yet tender portrait of a theatrical mother and her impressionable daughter as they desperately cling to shreds of hope and dreams of a better life. COMING UP ROSES is a haunting coming-of-age story about a mother-daughter forced to choose between reality and fantasy, their love for each other and survival.
- 1 hr 33 minNR