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Georgia Rule (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2007 (USA)
A troubled young woman is sent to live with her grandmother for the summer, while hiding a secret that could potentially tear her family apart.

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

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Comedy | Drama

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

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

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Anya, lánya, unokája  »

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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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Lindsay Lohan's hair is wrapped in a towel when Georgia comes to confront her. The scene was re-shot after Lindsay was already preparing for her next movie and her hair was dyed black. You can see some of the dark hair underneath the towel. See more »

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The flowers in front of Georgia's home change. The first several scenes show her planting vibrant colors with many yellow and pink flowers. Later scenes only have pale purple flowers in front of the house. See more »

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Lilly: Oh, come on. There was a time you'd have dragged me by my hair out of here for drinking.
Georgia: I'm too old. So's your hair.
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Features Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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I Don't Think I'm Ever Gonna Figure It Out
Written and Performed by Elliott Smith
Courtesy of Kill Rock Stars
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Good film - misleading trailer
11 May 2007 | by (McKinney, TX) – See all my reviews

Audiences can rebel and demand money back for numerous reasons. Viewers certainly do not like being misled by a trailer.

Georgia Rule is a prime example of an ill-marketed flick. Truth be told, I don't know how anyone could market the film. Is Georgia Rule without merit? Absolutely not! Is it a quirky comedy peopled by foreigners from California mixing with the quirky locals? Yes. Is it a slapstick comedy with clever comebacks? Yes. WHAT'S THE PROBLEM??? Quirky and clever comprise at the most 15 minutes of the film. Here is a serious drama about a family disintegrating because of communication problems and damaging behavior. Slowly the onion peels before the unsuspecting town (and the audience too). Long hidden problems drive squirm-inducing behavior on the part of the three female protagonists. The supporting cast, whether villains or heroes, perform wonders with roles better fleshed out than expected. The photography immerses watchers into small-town Idaho and its natural beauty. The score is unobtrusive - good. Now to the big stuff: · this script by Mark Andrus is another of his studies in deception, distrust, sex and revenge. None of these subjects is softened - the full impact of behaviors is up front and in-your-face but the characters seem real - these are not clichés. · I did not expect such a weighty film from Garry Marshall. He doesn't shy away from the material. He trusts his leads to get the job done. · And they deliver. Felicity Huffman walks a line as deftly as a tightrope walker. Her pain and confusion are very visible without being melodramatic or overwrought. Jane Fonda has a more difficult role - her Georgia barely reveals anything. Her every fiber tenses with control - you can almost hear her jaw clenching as she watches her daughter and granddaughter with disbelief. The surprise for me was Lindsay Lohan. A wise viewer would do well to set aside all the stories about her behavior during the making of this movie: what she delivered was simply amazing. Her character, Rachel, wears her demons on what few clothes surround her body. Miss Lohan's facial expressions veer wildly from vulnerability to defiance to dismay to anger and everything in between. The three ladies who carry Georgia Rule may fight it out come Oscar time. As for the film, I can't recommend it if only because of the subject matter.


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