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    Filed at 11:45 am under by dcobranchi

    This review of “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” moves along fine until the very end:

    This sweet, young innocent, long sheltered from evils of the world, has plenty of built-in demons.

    The film’s setup is, of course, that of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

    But the details are overripe with twisted family dynamics and parent/child antagonisms.

    “The Ballad of Jack and Rose” also may be seen as a tongue-in-cheek cautionary tale about the dangers of homeschooling.

    That’s the first mention of home education in the entire review.

    UPDATE: Per an email exchange, it was supposed to be a joke.

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