Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|GEORGIA RULE W/FRAME |
Genres: Comedy, Drama
When three generations of women collide, it isn't always pretty. In Georgia Rule, Lindsay Lohan (Mean Girls) stars as Rachel, a wild child whose mother Lilly (Felicity Huffman, Desperate Housewives) ships her off to Idaho ... more »
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Tracie C. from ALAMOGORDO, NM
Reviewed on 6/1/2009...
My 16 year old niece's synopsis of the movie:
Lindsay Lohan is basically a ho, and she gets in a lot of trouble. But she's really that way because she's had a hard life and her mom doesn't understand. But her grandma does and believes her, so she starts being a little better, but she's still a ho, but her and her grandma eventually become friends. And then her mom comes back and starts to act like a mom.
Interestingly, after seeing the movie...my niece was right on!
The most important rule to remember...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 12/08/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"...stay away from movies like this!
I don't know why I decided to watch this movie. I think I was bored or something like that. I had a ton of OTHER movies I could have been watching, but for some reason I decided that I wanted to watch something made in my lifetime, so I opted for this mess.
How does that Cher song go? "If I could turn back time." Yeah, something like that.
Fonda, Lohan and Huffman fumble their way through this clichéd mess of a ridiculous film that does nothing new, and provides us with no redeemable moments. The acting is atrocious by almost all parties outside of Dermot Mulroney, which is remarkable beings that I find him almost always flat and uninteresting. Cary Elwes has a certain `creepy' charisma, but his character is completely wasted on this dreadful script.
The film follows wild child Rachel as she is dumped at the doorstep of her grandmother Georgia by her self consumed mother, Lilly. Lilly is hoping that Georgia's idea of tough love (something Lilly resents herself) is going to whip Rachel into shape. It is apparent that Lilly doesn't believe in her mother's methods and so it is obvious that Lilly is not doing this for Rachel, she is doing this because she doesn't want to deal with it herself. She is selfish. Rachel quickly makes an impact on the community by dressing provocatively and throwing herself at anything with three legs (if you get my hint) and once allegations of abuse start flying, Georgia is calling Lilly and Lilly is calling Rachel and everyone is lying and defending and backpedaling and just making a total mockery of our intelligence.
This movie makes you feel stupid.
It also doesn't help that it feels like an after-school special.
The film is far from believable, which is sad because it almost makes fun of a very serious situation (child abuse is no joke). Lohan's clichéd and nearly comical antics are just forced and ridiculous to witness. Huffman's character is a monster, a total creep of a woman who turns the viewer off almost immediately. In fact, even her `good' act in the films end seems like a sacrifice. I've made it clear before, I'm not really a fan of Fonda, but I admit that I have been tantalized by her antics before. This is not one of those times. She is awful here.
That is the word that should describe this movie; awful.
Portraying the community as simpletons who obsess about god was insulting. Portraying an abuse victim the way Lohan did was also insulting. Expecting us to side with ANY of these people, let alone CARE if things work out in the end, was just stupid. I think I'm done now."
Wonderful, a must see family drama
A. Kote | Philadelphia, PA | 12/30/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Georgia Rule is one of the most painfully underappreciated movies of 2007, if not arguably the decade.
Having the misfortune to be released in a time when Lindsay Lohan's personal life began to overshadow her work, Georgia Rule suffered, with critics and the general public beginning to disdain Lohan, and setting forth biases that should have - but weren't - set aside when it came to her films. The misleading promotion didn't help matters either, and thus, Georgia Rule went on to become a Razzie nominee and a box office failure.
Georgia Rule is actually a fantastic family drama. Made by the director of Pretty Woman and The Princess Diaries, Georgia Rule is a powerful drama dealing with family relationships, child abuse, alcoholism, and estrangement. Sounds like a lot to take in from a film made by the same man who directed Kate Hudson's light comedy Raising Helen, but Georgia Rule works on a lot of levels. Often times a tearjerker, Georgia Rule still manages to be funny and an an enjoyable picture. The subjects it tackles are dark, but the film is light - and that's actually a positive here. Georgia Rule is like a chick flick, but with a strong script.
Led by three generations of top actresses - the legendary Jane Fonda, Desperate Housewives star and Oscar nominee Felicity Huffman, and the Mean Girls star Lindsay Lohan - the film excels in it's acting. Lohan actually delivers one of the best performances of her career, what once she described before release as being work she was genuinely proud of. Fonda shines as the title character Georgia, and Felicity, as usual, delivers a knockout performance as Rachel's (Lohan) mother.
My only hope for this film is that it gets the recognition it deserves. Georgia Rule is truly a wonderful and heartfelt movie that needs to be seen."