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The American public likes nothing better than a tragedy with a happy ending, William Dean Howells observed. But Marshall so cautiously downplays the tragic elements of his plot that the sweetness and light left a sour taste in my mouth. Read full review
Hector Elizondo, who has appeared in all 15 of Marshall's features, turns up as a Basque rancher and adds a bit of sparkle. I just wish Marshall's good luck charm was not a 70-year-old actor but a fresh, honest screenplay. Read full review
A clunky family-therapy soaper. Read full review
Maybe Georgia Rule should be required viewing for Paris Hilton during her term in the slammer. But not for us. Read full review
Proves to be more prone to malfunction than dysfunction. Read full review
The film is intended to be light and whimsical, but with a core of sincere emotion. But it's as if the thing were made by Martian anthropologists who assume that human audiences are as twisted as the people onscreen. Read full review
Misguided at best and repellent at worst, the movie has, ironically enough, a single asset: Lohan's performance as a rebellious, uncontrollable teen. Read full review
It tries to pass itself off as a film about feistiness, forgiveness and the bonds of motherhood. Instead, it deals lightly and inappropriately with promiscuity, alcoholism, drug abuse, grief and child molestation. Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy. Read full review
For proof that some actresses can take on a misconceived role and get out alive, there's Huffman as Lilly. Read full review
Certain words should be reserved for special occasions. "Abysmal" is one of them, and Georgia Rule is as special as such occasions get. Read full review
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