Directed by Martha Coolidge from a screenplay by Calder Willingham based on his autobiographical novel, RAMBLING ROSE is a humorous coming of age story with a barbed central message.
When Rose (Laura Dern) becomes part of the eccentric Hillyer household in 1935, she proves more of a disruptive element than anyone could have anticipated. A tall country girl with flowing golden hair, she quickly captivates the Hillyer children, especially 13-year-old Buddy (Lukas Haas). Rose, in
turn, is awed by the genteel, learned Mother (Diane Ladd) and courtly Daddy (Robert Duvall). Rose's failing is that she ... rambles. Beautiful, naive, and sexually uninhibited, she has an ...