Georgia Rule Reviews
November 21, 2019
The actors are sabotaged by Marshall and screenwriter Mark Andrus, who make the fatal decision of trying to water down its grim story with forced comedy.
April 14, 2008
A film that's an utterly horrid exploitation of [star Lindsay] Lohan...
January 2, 2008
The kind of film your parents will cite as the reason they don't go to movies anymore.
December 3, 2007
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.
October 31, 2007
Lohan acts out in muddled mother-daughter comedy.
September 14, 2007
A fluffy comedy about a young woman who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather.
September 9, 2007
Rarely awful, Garry Marshall's films consistently exhibit a veneer of banality, and Georgia Rule is no exception.
September 1, 2007
Molestation, alcoholism and the other problems this dysfunctional family experience would be better dealt with truthfully, rather than with these stereotypical characters.
June 10, 2007
Since when did sexual abuse find its way into a comedy?I guess when it's part of a screenplay written by Mark Andrus and directed by Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman").
May 30, 2007
Careless and predictable, Georgia Rule offers up the abuse victim's "sexy" acting out as alternately beguiling and blameworthy.
May 22, 2007
The subject matter in Georgia Rule--sexual abuse and alcoholism, for starters--lends itself to drama, but Garry Marshall's tone deaf direction and Mark Andrus' sloppy script play it as comedy.
May 19, 2007
The only people who would be attracted to actually watching this film aren't going to be able to watch it anyway.
May 17, 2007
A family drama that flies all over the place and does not do justice to the serious ethical issues it raises.
May 17, 2007
...it's ultimately difficult not to be drawn into the soap opera-ish exploits of the central characters.