Rambling Rose depicts the tumultuous impact of an alluring young woman in the Southern family she comes to live with, in order to care for their children. Laura Dern stars as Rose whose irrepressible sexuality and innocent promiscuity creates turmoil for everyone she meets. Robert Duvall is Daddy, a man caught between a traditional sense of propriety and an overwhelming sensual temptation. Diane Ladd plays Mother, who offers Rose protection and love despite the scandal the girl creates in their small town in the South Depression-era. Fourteen-year-old Lukas Haas portrays the teenager for whom Rose will always be the answer to his most provocative fantasies and the source of the most profound mysteries.