Georgia Rule Synopsis
A woman sends her uncontrollable daughter to live with the family's stern matriarch in Idaho.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The American public likes nothing better than a tragedy with a happy ending, William Dean Howells observed. But Marshall so cautiously...
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Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
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...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A clunky family-therapy soaper.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Maybe Georgia Rule should be required viewing for Paris Hilton during her term in the slammer. But not for us.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Proves to be more prone to malfunction than dysfunction.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Misguided at best and repellent at worst, the movie has, ironically enough, a single asset: Lohan's performance as a rebellious,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It tries to pass itself off as a film about feistiness, forgiveness and the bonds of motherhood. Instead, it deals lightly and...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
For proof that some actresses can take on a misconceived role and get out alive, there's Huffman as Lilly.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Certain words should be reserved for special occasions. "Abysmal" is one of them, and Georgia Rule is as special as such occasions get.
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By saraher
I like girl movies, but I think this may be the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life! First of all, the the publicity for the movie had been total false advertising. Instead of a cute,...

Wow- really bad

By MamaBean89129
It was on cable, I thought "How bad could it be?" The 1 1/2 star rating should have been a warning. Wow. Really bad. I don't even know why. The script was either so bad they could do nothing...

this movie...

By lauramariecasey
looks ok........

not necessarily a 'chick flick'

By jennifay3
I actually thought this movie was quite good. Definatly should be rated R in my opinion for sexual content and swearing throughout the whole film. Its not a 'feel good' movie, but it sure does make...

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By eje
I liked this movie, went with girlfriends, but was very shocked at some of the sexual content, I understand that it deplicts what happens in real life, but that is not why you go to the movies. I...

a OK thing.

By SweetTxRugrats
First off, the movie is NOT about molestation it is about SEXUAL abuse, alcholism and real LIFE issues and the effects of it that a family goes through. The story line was really good, even if it was...

Quite graphic...

By stanleygal
There were some definite "ick" scenes that made us squirm in our seats. Way sexual! Lindsay Lohan needs to lay off the cigs so she doesn't sound like an 85 year old woman and her orange glow was...

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By cookerbw
My husband and I both loved the movie. We thought the movie spoke of so many of the current family values. It dealt with anger, sexual abuse and alcohol and it had a good resolve. Nice ending....

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By janfeuer
This was a movie that was somewhat slow moving. While the three main characters are very talented and were in the movie it wasn't enough to save the movie. The coming attractions to the movie were...

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By geevickie
This movie was surprisingly good. I took my 11 year old daughter because it starred Lindsay Lohan, but she did not get into the story or "get it." However, I would recommend it for older kids and...

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Rated R | For sexual content and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Lohan acts out in muddled mother-daughter comedy.
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