The Cider House Rules (1999)
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as Dr. Wilbur Larch
as Nurse Angela
as Nurse Edna
as Mary Agnes
as Rose Rose
as Ray Kendall
as Adopting Father
as Adopted Child
as Big Dot
as Major Winslow
as Adopting Mother
as 12-Year-Old Girl
as Dr. Holtz
as Mrs. Goodhall
as Little Girl
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Hallstrom's film could have used more dramatic muscle but is nonetheless a touching, old-fashioned charmer that ultimately satisfies.
Mr. Irving remains a disturbingly facile spinner of yarns in which the most sordid facts of life are glossed over into comfortably didactic homilies about the innate goodness of people. Yet, I was somehow moved...
Hallström's humanism is possibly a little low key and romantic given such tough themes as abortion and incest.
[It] is a fable that turns into a 1940s New England variation on Charles Dickens. It is also one dickens of an American movie.
Perceived as too soft by some and too weird and kinky by even more.
Misses Irving's main gifts, despite his own best scriptwriting intentions.
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Beautifully done movie...
Cider House is worth watching more than once. About orphans, ether overdoses, first love, abortions and duty.
Engaging story of the complicated relationshop between a father and a son and the orphanage they run. While the very word "orphanage" conjures visions of such mawkish emotionalism that one is prepared to ignor the film outright, the screenplay (an adaptation of his novel) by Irving and a sure hand by director (Hallestrom) make this visit to Maine a very worthy expedition.
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|Dr. Wilbur Larch:||Dr. Wilbur Larch: Good night, you princes of Maine, you kings of New England.|
|Dr. Wilbur Larch:||I had hoped to become a hero. But in St. Cloud's, there was no such position. In the lonely, sordid world of lost children, there were no heroes to be found. And so I became the caretaker of many, father of none. Well, in a way, there was one. His name was Homer Wells.|
|Mr. Rose:||I'm just tryin' to put things straight. Sometimes, ya gotta break some rules, to put things straight|
|Mr. Rose:||That's right. That's the truth. I'm just tryin' to put things straight. Sometimes, ya gotta break some rules, to put things straight.|
|Dr. Wilbur Larch:||"Sorry"? I'm not sorry. Not for anything I've done. I'm not even sorry that I love you.|
|Dr. Wilbur Larch:||'Sorry'? I'm not sorry. Not for anything I've done. I'm not even sorry that I love you.|