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Georgia Rule (2007)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 May 2007 (USA)
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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.

Director:

Garry Marshall

Writer:

Mark Andrus
3 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Fonda ... Georgia
Lindsay Lohan ... Rachel
Felicity Huffman ... Lilly
Dermot Mulroney ... Simon
Cary Elwes ... Arnold
Garrett Hedlund ... Harlan
Hector Elizondo ... Izzy
Dylan McLaughlin ... Sam
Zachary Gordon ... Ethan
Laurie Metcalf ... Paula
Tereza Stanislav Tereza Stanislav ... Violin Teacher
Fred Applegate ... Townie #1
Cynthia Ferrer ... Townie #2
Destiney Sue Walker ... Waitress (as Destiney Moore)
Adreana Gonzalez ... Izzy's Niece (as Adreana Betan)
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Storyline

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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Some families buckle under pressure...others bloom. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anya, lánya, unokája See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,773,870, 11 May 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$18,882,880, 24 June 2007
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR | SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Felicity Huffman got so physical in her car fight scene with Cary Elwes that she broke the windshield, so when the car pulled over they filmed it from behind as they both get out. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel is sitting on the reception desk in Simon's office for the first time, her white shirt collar alternates between being straight up and then lying down flat under her hair. See more »

Quotes

Simon: [to Harlan] Hey!
Rachel: ...is for horses, better for cows, and pigs don't eat it 'cause they don't know how.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.41 (2012) See more »

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Beyond the Horizon
Written and Performed by Bob Dylan
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Great movie - Great Cast - Bad Marketing
16 May 2007 | by rwilliams-32See 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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