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Georgia Rule (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2007 (USA)
A troubled young woman is sent to live with her grandmother for the summer, while hiding a secret that could potentially tear her family apart.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Mark Andrus

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Georgia
Lindsay Lohan ... Rachel
Felicity Huffman ... Lilly
Dermot Mulroney ... Simon
Cary Elwes ... Arnold
Garrett Hedlund ... Harlan
Hector Elizondo ... Izzy
Dylan McLaughlin ... Sam
Zachary Gordon ... Ethan
Laurie Metcalf ... Paula
Tereza Stanislav Tereza Stanislav ... Violin Teacher
Fred Applegate ... Townie #1
Cynthia Ferrer ... Townie #2
Destiney Sue Walker ... Waitress (as Destiney Moore)
Adreana Gonzalez Adreana Gonzalez ... Izzy's Niece (as Adreana Betan)
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Storyline

Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to California to be with her husband. Rachel shakes up the town, a beautiful girl in the boring Mormon country. Then she reveals her deepest secret to one of her new friends, and her mother comes rushing back to find out if its true. In the midst of this crisis the three woman become closer than ever and start to understand each other more. Written by alex rose

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Lohan attacks the village people. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anya, lánya, unokája See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,773,870, 13 May 2007

Gross USA:

$19,103,072

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$24,991,167
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Lindsay Lohan's character (Rachel) is attending Vassar College in the fall. Jane Fonda attended Vassar College in real life. See more »

Goofs

The flowers in front of Georgia's home change. The first several scenes show her planting vibrant colors with many yellow and pink flowers. Later scenes only have pale purple flowers in front of the house. See more »

Quotes

Lilly: Oh, come on. There was a time you'd have dragged me by my hair out of here for drinking.
Georgia: I'm too old. So's your hair.
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Face Down
Written by Ronnie Winter
Performed by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Courtesy of Virgin Records American under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Good, if flawed, film
6 September 2007 | by Disclord-1See all my reviews

Before watching the DVD of Georgia Rule last night, I knew nothing about the film other than it was savaged by critics and was a huge theatrical bomb. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was though, especially the acting from Lindsay Lohan. Her character in the film, as well as in real life, is one messed up young woman. Doing or saying whatever is needed at the time to get her through the situation, her character is very realistic and believable. I personally know a young woman with just these types of issues and reactions. Ms. Lohan's acting ability is phenomenal - and like other amazing, but difficult, actors, her off-screen antics never show up in the finished product. If she can straighten her life out, an Academy Award will be hers someday.

As always, it's wonderful seeing Jane Fonda back on the silver screen - and she looks superb! Too bad Mary Tyler Moore went crazy with the plastic surgery or she could (and should!) look this good now, too. Felicity Huffman is, as usual, stunning - her work is simply too good to ignore - hopefully, her and her husband, William H. Macy, will act together in the future. I'm surprised he wasn't involved in this project as a producer or something, like he was in Transamerica.

This film is difficult - it's a very, very serious film with deep, hard-to-watch issues going on. Yet, at the same time, Garry Marshall has tried to make it a light-hearted comedy too - it can't be both. From the looks of the finished product, I'd say a lot of the film ended up on the cutting room floor - too many scenes are simply not dealt with the way they should have been - like when Jane goes to buy the liquor - where's the struggle with the issue of what she is doing? Nowhere - instead we are treated to a, supposed, comical scene of her trying to hide the fact she's bought the liquor. Bizarre! It's like the film makers felt the movie had gotten too heavy at that point and needed some comic relief. Strange! The Mormon aspect was dealt with poorly too - the guy's issues with not having pre-marital sex rang false - an LDS (Mormon) church member, who was raised in the church, would know the reason why pre-marital sex is frowned upon, not just that it would "make God mad." The writer seems to know no more about the LDS religion and beliefs than some person told him - and he seemed to do no more in-depth research about it.

Still, don't let these complaints turn you off from seeing Georgia Rule. It's well worth your 2 hours.


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