Georgia Rule (Full Screen Edition)
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Rachel lies, manipulates, has a history of drug abuse and all manner of teen problems. There is, of course, a reason for her behaviour and underneath it all, we see many glimpses of a tender heart.
This is Ms. Lohan's best performance since she made her wonderful debut as identical twins in 'The Parent Trap' at the age of eleven. Despite the two other big name stars, Lindsay Lohan is THE star of this movie. We can only hope that this gifted young lady is able to heal herself before a very promising career is ruined.
This is a movie that wants to say SO MUCH--to bravely go where no screenwriter (or director OR producer) would have dared to go before (except that they HAVE, in point of fact). You've got your intergenerational conflict, your intergenerational substance abuse, you've got promiscuous teens--and apparently incestuous step-dads. You've got salty grandmas, agonized moms and troubled, but spunky teens. Now even if you haven't seen all these ingredients mixed up before, it's hard not to find GEORGIA RULE a bit contrived and quite desperate. It nearly breaks under the strain.
The reviews for this film have not been kind, and it seems likely that whatever notoriety it may have garnered may have more to do with Lindsay Lohan's reported bad behavior on the set than with the film's inherent quality. As it turns out, she probably could have just pleaded "Method" and claimed that she was just staying in character off-camera. Her Rachel is a bit of a wastrel. With a heart of gold, of course.
This is a film that virtually invites reviewers to say something cranky about a stellar cast adrift in a lame production.Read more ›
My biggest difference, however with the reviewers is that they harp on how odd it is to have humor in a film on such a serious topic as sexual abuse. I found this movie to be rather on target with its light hearted moments mixed in with the pain. And then these usually male reviewers go on about was she abused, wasn't she, why doesn't she make up her mind. To me, it seems obvious these fellows have never experienced such abuse personally, nor have they observed, with any care, someone who has. There's no straight line to recovery.
I loved this movie for its story and the acting. Nothing rang false in my book.
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Normally would not care for Jane Fonda or Lindsay Lohan.. However, this was a great movie.Published 1 month ago by Thomas Smedley
This is a good movie..it will drive you a little crazy though. It will remind you of a family that you grew up with in the neighborhood. It will keep you laughing or crying.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love this movie. Hard to find on satellite even on demand. So glad I found it here.Published 1 month ago by Connie Lawrence
Love Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, and Lindsay Lohan :)
So much anger and distrust turning into love.
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