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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.

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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

Lindsay Lohan received a warning letter from the studio's CEO James G. Robinson (Morgan Creek Productions) for her lack of professionalism. The letter was later released to the media and directly noted Lohan's "discourteous, irresponsible and unprofessional" conduct and went on to say her actions were those of a "spoiled child" which "has endangered the quality of this picture." Robinson also threatened to sue the 20-year-old star if she continued to delay production. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel visits Georgia for the first time, she has rather worn off reddish nail polish. When she wakes up in the morning on the couch, obviously zoned out because of all the walking, without time to do much about her appearance, she has a professional looking French manicure. In the next scene she has red nail polish again. See more »

Quotes

Harlan: You have to go with me to talk to June. I want to tell her in person.
Rachel: Tell her what?
Harlan: That we have to get married.
Rachel: What?
Harlan: It's the only way God will forgive us!
Rachel: Oh my God, Harlan, I gave you a blow job!
Harlan: [suddenly embarrassed] Um, thank you for breakfast, Miss Georgia. Rachel, I'll see you in the truck.
Rachel: [to her grandmother, exasperated] No good deed goes unpunished!
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Connections

References Jaws (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

How Come
Written by Ray LaMontagne (as Raycharles Jack LaMontagne)
Performed by Ray LaMontagne (as Ray LaMontagne)
Courtesy of RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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The Difference Between Truth and Lie
13 January 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

The rebel, reckless and spoiled teenager Rachel Wilcox (Lindsay Lohan) travels from San Francisco to the conservative Mormon Hull, Idaho, with her alcoholic mother Lily (Felicity Huffman) to spend the summer with her grandmother Georgia (Jane Fonda). Rachel and Lily have a troubled relationship and Georgia follows severe rules at her home. While with Georgia, Rachel reveals a traumatic secret from her past that explains her rebelliousness and brings her mother back to Idaho to check whether her daughter is telling the truth.

The screenplay of "Georgia Rule" is unusual, beginning with comedy but developing in a touching drama related to child abuse and relationship among three generations of the same family. The lead female characters are dysfunctional: Rachel lies, uses drugs and booze and behaves like a slut, with no sense of morality; her mother Lily is an alcoholic woman; and her grandmother Georgia does not express her love with her tough rules. The story is engaging, funny in many moments and heartbreaking in others, and shows the importance of the truth, no matter how painful it is, and family bonds to help to supersede problems and difficulties. The gorgeous Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman are amazing, but Jane Fonda performs a strange but fair character. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Ela é A Poderosa" ("She is The Powerful")


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