Georgia Rule

Georgia Rule

Georgia Rule
A chick-flick about three generations of head-strong women. Rachel (Lohan) is a rebellious young hellraiser who proves too much for her mother Lilly (Huffman) and is dumped with her grandmother Georgia (Fonda) in 'boring' Idaho for the summer.

Here, under 'Georgia rule', Rachel encounters a hard-working ethos and a no-nonsense attitude. Gradually the three gals learn to understand each other and earn compassion for each other's colourful ways.
2007Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references113 minsUSA
Drama
Director:
Garry Marshall ('Pretty Woman', 'Runaway Bride', 'The Princess Diaries')
Writer:
Mark Andrus
Cast:
Jane FondaLindsay LohanFelicity HuffmanDermot Mulroney
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Reviews & comments

Strange but quite good.

Kind of a strange film... but Lindsay Lohan is so great! Who would have thought. I recommend it - if you've nothing better to see.

3.0
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Georgia Rule

Well I missed the first 30mins of it...but what I did see I really liked... The movie really hit home... re abuse.... so I think the research was well done and the story could be very realistic. I really enjoyed the movie... thought the girls did a great job.

4.0
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Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

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Certain words should be reserved for special occasions. "Abysmal" is one of them, and Georgia Rule is as special as such occasions get...

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Variety

Variety

press

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 worldview is bleak, and, at any given moment, you suspect someone's going to be hit with a pie...

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Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

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And so it goes, leaving an awful taste and the inevitable question: Jane Fonda made a comeback to do dreck like this and "Monster-in-Law?"...

1.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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What I thought would be a sweet, light-hearted chick-flick about three generations of mothers and daughters is, in fact, a mildly disturbing story about molestation. The subject matter isn't what's disturbing so much as the semi-comical way it has been dealt with.

Lohan is Rachel, an overtly sexual and troublesome teen with a "screw you" attitude...

2.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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In the acting contest that ensues, each star comes off reasonably well, though, surprisingly, Lohan (who had well-publicized emotional problems on the set) wins out over Huffman's comic drunk and Fonda's leathery evocation of her father, Henry, in "On Golden Pond"...

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Film Threat

Film Threat

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Georgia Rule isn’t serious enough for a drama and not funny enough for a comedy...

2.0
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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Like its much-troubled young leading lady, Georgia Rule is a film with an identity crisis. Writer Mark Andrus's story starts out as a broad family-based comedy-drama complete with slapstick humour, but suddenly takes on a more dark, disturbing tone.

Strangely, director Garry Marshall still tries to play it for laughs (evidenced by John Debney's sugary score), but the audience's bright early guffaws are replaced by nervous giggles...

2.0
0
Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

press

Certain words should be reserved for special occasions. "Abysmal" is one of them, and Georgia Rule is as special as such occasions get...

0
Variety

Variety

press

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 worldview is bleak, and, at any given moment, you suspect someone's going to be hit with a pie...

0
Premiere Magazine

Premiere Magazine

press

And so it goes, leaving an awful taste and the inevitable question: Jane Fonda made a comeback to do dreck like this and "Monster-in-Law?"...

1.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

What I thought would be a sweet, light-hearted chick-flick about three generations of mothers and daughters is, in fact, a mildly disturbing story about molestation. The subject matter isn't what's disturbing so much as the semi-comical way it has been dealt with.

Lohan is Rachel, an overtly sexual and troublesome teen with a "screw you" attitude...

2.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

In the acting contest that ensues, each star comes off reasonably well, though, surprisingly, Lohan (who had well-publicized emotional problems on the set) wins out over Huffman's comic drunk and Fonda's leathery evocation of her father, Henry, in "On Golden Pond"...

0
Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Georgia Rule isn’t serious enough for a drama and not funny enough for a comedy...

2.0
0
Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

press

Like its much-troubled young leading lady, Georgia Rule is a film with an identity crisis. Writer Mark Andrus's story starts out as a broad family-based comedy-drama complete with slapstick humour, but suddenly takes on a more dark, disturbing tone.

Strangely, director Garry Marshall still tries to play it for laughs (evidenced by John Debney's sugary score), but the audience's bright early guffaws are replaced by nervous giggles...

2.0
0

Strange but quite good.

Kind of a strange film... but Lindsay Lohan is so great! Who would have thought. I recommend it - if you've nothing better to see.

3.0
0

Georgia Rule

Well I missed the first 30mins of it...but what I did see I really liked... The movie really hit home... re abuse.... so I think the research was well done and the story could be very realistic. I really enjoyed the movie... thought the girls did a great job.

4.0
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