Georgia Rule

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Universal Pictures Released 2007

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Director:
Garry Marshall
Released:
2007
Rating:
R
Georgia Rule is a 2007 dramedy starring Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, and Lindsey Lohan. The film is the story of a troubled young girl who is sent to live with her grandmother for a summer because her mother has no idea how to set her right. Rachel (Lohan), is the unruly girl who drinks non-stop, swears all the time, and has violent and hysterical fits when she doesn't get what she wants. Her mother Lily (Huffman), can't take the embarrassment and stress any longer and her mother, Georgia (Fonda), decides to step in and help. Although Lily never wanted to go back to face the harsh environment she grew up in, She packs up her daughter and heads to the Idaho farm in which she was raised. Georgia is a stern woman that believes in the power of God and that a hard days work is far more necessary than the leisure lifestyle that Rachel is accustomed. At first, Rachel tries to destroy the quiet community she is moved to, but as the summer presses on she begins to appreciate the values of structure and gives in to the way of life. She starts to let compassion and kindness in, which gives the three woman the chance to explore their pasts and work towards a better future together.moreless

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  • 50

    The New York Times A.O. Scott

    It's an interesting, maddening mess -- not a terrible movie, and by no means a dull one.

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times

    Georgia Rule oscillates clumsily from shock to slapstick to schmaltz. The result of these big tonal swings is a cinematic strikeout.

  • 30

    Variety

    No offense to either of them, but Georgia Rule suggests an Ingmar Bergman script as directed by Jerry Lewis. The subject matter is grim, the relationships are gnarled, the worldvie...

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    Comedy, Drama

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    relationship woes, rebellious youth, alcoholism, for women, family tragedy