Georgia Rule (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Georgia Rule (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Comedic and dramatic in all the wrong places, Georgia Rule is a confused dramedy that wastes the talents of its fine cast.

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Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, and Lindsay Lohan star in director Garry Marshall's tale of a rebellious young woman who is sent to spend the summer with her grandmother when her frustrated mother fails to find a means of curbing her unruly behavior. Rachel (Lohan) is an out-of-control teen whose reckless drinking, foul mouth, and hysterical fits have become a constant source of embarrassment for her long-suffering mother, Lily (Huffman). When Rachel crashes her car, Lily determines that the only way to tame her savage daughter is to take her as far away from San Francisco as possible. Though Lily had once sworn never to return to the Idaho farm presided over by her demanding mother, Georgia (Jane Fonda), desperation has a funny way of dulling the pains of the past, and it's not long before Lily is packing Rachel in the car and setting out for potato country. Contrary to the common image of the sweet and doting grandmother, Georgia is a stern matriarch whose beliefs in the power of God and a hard day's work stand in stark contrast to the carefree lifestyle of the tempestuous Rachel. An interesting thing happens as the summer wears on, though; despite her initial efforts to disrupt the quiet Mormon community, Rachel's rage is gradually tempered as she learns the value of structure and responsibility. Later, as Rachel's protective walls begin to crumble and she begins to embrace compassion and kindness, the doors are opened for three generations of family to confront the long-buried secrets of their past and finally move forward in the healing process.more
Rating: R (for sexual content and some language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Mark Andrus
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 4, 2007
Box Office: $18.9M
Runtime:
Universal Pictures - Official Site

Cast

Jane Fonda
as Georgia
Dermot Mulroney
as Simon Ward
Cary Elwes
as Arnold
Tereza Stanislav
as Violin Teacher
Cynthia Ferrer
as Townie No. 2
Lauren McLaughlin
as Momron Lauren
Mandy Medlin
as Mormon Mandy
Katherine Helms
as Drummer Girl
Anna White
as Choir Leader
Cassie Rowell
as Potato Queen
Thomas Henry
as Accordion Player
Rance Howard
as Dog Bite Man
Shea Curry
as Pig Owner Melody
Scott Marshall
as Man Kissing Dog
Cat Stock
as Girl with Rabbit
Barbara Marshall
as Store Owner
Adreana Betan
as Izzy's Niece
Timothy Henning
as Liquor Store Owner
Sarah Lilly
as Pregnant Cat Woman
Christine Lakin
as Grace Cunningham
Chelse Swain
as June Smith
Beth Kennedy
as Fat Dog Owner
Sandra Denise
as Baby's Mama
Fred Applegate
as Townie No. 1
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Critic Reviews for Georgia Rule

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (36)

The confused script trades in such heavy topics as alcoholism and child sexual abuse, but every dramatic scene plays like one of those schmaltzy Happy Days moments that inevitably drew a big 'Awwwwww!' from the studio audience.

Full Review… | December 3, 2007
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Time for a new book by Jane Fonda, and this time I expect a full chapter on how she got snookered into doing Georgia Rule.

Full Review… | May 16, 2007
New York Observer
Top Critic

Oh Lindsay Lohan, where has your talent gone?

Full Review… | August 23, 2008

A film that's an utterly horrid exploitation of [star Lindsay] Lohan...

Full Review… | April 14, 2008
Cinema Crazed

The kind of film your parents will cite as the reason they don't go to movies anymore.

Full Review… | January 2, 2008
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

Lohan acts out in muddled mother-daughter comedy.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Georgia Rule

Jane Fonda's always worth watching but this movie is a mess.

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Super Reviewer

WASN'T INTERESTED IN SEEING THIS MOVIE, BUT I HAPPEND TO COME ACROSSED IT ON T.V. ON A BORING SUNDAY NIGHT. THE TRUTH IS I HAD NO DESIRE TO SEE THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT STARS LINDSAY LOHAN. NOT A BIG FAN, BUT WHEN SHE TRYS, SHE CAN ACT. THIS MOVIE THOUGH WASN'T WATCHED BY MANY BECAUSE OF ALL THE HYPE IT WAS GETTING ABOUT LOHAN BEING LATE, AND SO AND SO ON. SO IT WAS PRETTY MUCH BEING TREATED LIKE IT HAD THE GIGLI DESEASE. I DIDN'T WATCH IT THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE GOOD. I WAS SORTA RIGHT AND WRONG. IT WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS IT WAS MADE OUT TO BE. IT HAD AN INTERESTING STORY LINE. WASN'T REALLY CARRIED OUT THAT WELL. FELICITY HUFFMAN WAS EXCELLENT IN HER ROLE. LOVE JANE FONDA. LINDSAY... WELL SHE WAS OK. JUST SEEMED LIKE SHE WASN'T REALLY INTO HER CHARACTER. WHICH REALLY WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE WHOLE FEELING ON THE MAJOR ISSUE THIS MOVIE WAS ABOUT. I WOULD RECOMMEND PEOPLE TO SEE THIS, CAUSE IN THE MIX OF IT ALL THERE IS A SOME TOUCHY THINGS THEY ARE TRYING DESPERATELY TO ADDRESS. REALLY COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER WITH A DIFFERENT ACTRESS. LINDSAY JUST DIDN'T DO HER CHARACTER JUSTICE. JUST MEDIOCRE ACTING FROM HER.

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Super Reviewer

no-one should have to admit that theyve seen this... and i never will! .... uh i mean... i never will see it..yea

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Super Reviewer

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