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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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Izzy
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Paula
Tereza Stanislav ...
Violin Teacher
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Izzy's Niece (as Adreana Betan)
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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

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

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11 May 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Anya, lánya, unokája  »

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$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$18,882,880 (USA) (24 June 2007)
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Lindsay Lohan's character (Rachel) is attending Vassar College in the fall. Jane Fonda attended Vassar College in real life. See more »

Goofs

In the "morning scene" after Rachel and her grandmother has had breakfast the shops are opening and one of the shopkeepers puts the "open" sign up facing inwards, the sign should have said "closed" when seen from that side of the door if the shop was open for business. See more »

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Harlan: You're a dangerous girl, aren't you?
Rachel: It depends on what you define as dangerous.
Harlan: Safer to get thrown from a horse.
Rachel: But you don't have to brush me or feed me after riding me.
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Features Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Beautiful Disaster
Written by Jamie Houston and Jon McLaughlin
Performed by Jon McLaughlin
Courtesy of Def Jam Music Group under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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It's pretty good, the ending just flopped though
6 September 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

I'm not sure why I decided to rent Georgia Rule, but I guess you could just color me intrigued since this is the film that I heard where Lindsay Lohan caused all that trouble on being late constantly or not showing up on set. I really had no idea what this movie was about, but I watched it last night expecting probably an over the top chick flick, but actually it wasn't bad. Over all I would say that the story was very good and the actors did a good job, I mean say what you want about Lindsay, she is a good actress you have to admit. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was the ending, but I'm not going to give that away, it's something you'll just have to see for yourselves. But the rest of the story was really good, funny at times, and very touching.

Rachel is a young trouble maker from California coming to Idaho to see her grandmother, Georgia, and stay with her for the summer. Rachel already stirs up quite a bit of trouble around the town when she messes around with a Christian boy, she makes the moves on a widowed man, and the fact that she is very blunt about things. But things take a different turn when she tells Simon, the widower and her boss, that she was molested by her step dad. He tells Georgia and Georgia calls her daughter, Rachel's alcoholic mother, Lily, comes to find out if that's the truth or not, Rachel for once doesn't wanna cause trouble and tells her mom it's all a lie. Georgia won't tolerate this though, she knows there's something wrong and has to let Rachel know that there are people there who love her and remind her the difference between right and wrong.

The story was really good I think, some of the characters could have used a little more developing, but it still worked. Was it a chick flick? Oh, yeah. But I think this is one of those rare one's that I don't mind. The girls did a great job on acting, so did Dermot Mulroney who played Simon. The ending was just a bit flat and I felt like there could have been a better conclusion, but you'll see if you watch it. But I would recommend it if you are just looking for a fun little flick for the afternoon. Georgia Rule is a good movie that will make you laugh and will touch your heart.

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