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Comedic and dramatic in all the wrong places, Georgia Rule is a confused dramedy that wastes the talents of its fine cast. Read critic reviews

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Teenage Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) is a real thorn in the side of her mother, Lilly (Felicity Huffman). More than just rebellious, she is incorrigible. After Rachel crashes a car, Lilly decides to haul the girl off to a place to which she vowed never to return: Her own mother's (Jane Fonda) Idaho home. Georgia, the family matriarch, lives by a strict code and expects all under her roof to do the same. Given structure and purpose, Rachel's anger at the world begins to subside.

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  • Aug 11, 2010
    Come for a comedy, stay for an afterschool special. Despite its slap-sticky trailer and one-liner strewn ad campaign, Georgia Rule is neither a dramatic comedy nor a romantic comedy nor a family comedy. Come to think of it, despite the usually steady hand of erstwhile female-centric comedy director Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman, Runaway Bride, The Princess Diaries), even the few intentionally funny moments are about as laugh-out-loud as a public hanging. If there were a genre capable of pigeonholing this insipid preachy hogwash, however, it would most certainly be ‘Dramatic-awfully.’ To group this insultingly cloying film in with the accepted canon of ‘chick flicks’ (Beaches, Steel Magnolias) would be to set the feminist movement back by a millennium. In this surprisingly austere PG-13-rated drama, a frustrated mother (Felicity Huffman) takes her uncontrollable daughter (Lohan) to the one place she swore she would never return…her domineering mother’s (Fonda) Idaho farm. Drinking and language and rape—oh my! For argument’s sake, let us imagine that the consensus of filmgoers walked into the theater oblivious to the fact that the movie poster adorning their theater featured three movie stars happy-go-luckily grinning from ear-to-ear. Open to the possibility of watching a drama, any audience would certainly entertain the strains of the rather serious themes addressed in Georgia Rule, right? Of course…only the murky plotting and forceful character development crocheted between the comedic moments makes for one mess of a mosaic that unintentionally makes light of its dark undercurrents. Think: the historic abortion episode of Maude but with pratfalls. Bottom line: As laugh-out-loud as a public hanging.
    Jeff B Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2010
    There isnt any doubt that Lindsay Lohan is attractive... But if she is like in this movies, I wont say yes if she asking me for a date.
    Dedy N C Super Reviewer
  • May 15, 2010
    The 3 generations of women end up living under the same roof for a summer and things get very tense. They each have their personal problems and are trying to work them out. In this mormon country, the youngest (Lohan) is considered to be the beautiful foreign girl which turns all guys heads. Her mother (Huffman) is yet to work on her dead-end relationship. And her grandmother (Fonda) is the one making the important decisions. They come together to develope a good bond which makes them stronger as a family. This movie is a must-see.
    Naughtia N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2009
    no-one should have to admit that theyve seen this... and i never will! .... uh i mean... i never will see it..yea
    Coxxie M Super Reviewer

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