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Georgia Rule (2007)

 -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  11 May 2007 (USA)
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Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to ... See full summary »

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Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to California to be with her husband. Rachel shakes up the town, a beautiful girl in the boring Mormon country. Then she reveals her deepest secret to one of her new friends, and her mother comes rushing back to find out if its true. In the midst of this crisis the three woman become closer than ever and start to understand each other more. Written by alex rose

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In this family, attitude doesn't skip a generation. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for sexual content and some language | See all certifications »

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Georgia Rule  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,773,870 (USA) (11 May 2007)

Gross:

$18,882,880 (USA) (22 June 2007)
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While the story takes place in Idaho, all filming was done in California, mostly in the San Fernando Valley in the towns of Santa Paula, Monrovia and Chatsworth. They painted Idaho on the train and local buildings/signs. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, Rachel lies down in the shade of a billboard on the side of the road. When they cut to the wide shot the shadow of the billboard is on the opposite side so Rachel is in sunlight. This might have symbolized the passing of time, but in the next shot, when Harlen comes to wake her, she is clearly in the shade again. See more »

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Rachel: You don't look evil.
Georgia: Make-up helps.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.41 (2012) See more »

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Measure of Grace
Written by Christopher Westlake (as Chris Westlake)
Performed by Christopher Westlake (as Chris Westlake) and Bryan Landers
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Great movie - Great Cast - Bad Marketing
16 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Once again Hollywood marketing has classified a heartfelt drama as a rip roaring comedy. Georgia Rule is no laughing matter, but it is a powerful, worthwhile movie with an outstanding cast. Forget all the critic's reviews -- they don't "get it".

The opening is a little slow but it accurately portrays the strained relationships and secrets in this family. Fonda and Huffman are brilliant and so is Lohan. Given the press surrounding Lohan during the filming, my expectations were pretty low and I was very surprised at how good she was and how good the movie was.

It's a great movie to open dialog with your Mom or your resident teenager. Take the R rating seriously - it's a mature chick flick - one of the best.

Garry Marshall did a good job at handling a heavy subject. There are a couple of laughs along the way for comedy relief, but this is a movie that will stay with you. Go see it.


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