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Rachel, an out of hand teenager is taken to her grandmother to live. Georgia is not your typical sweet and doting grandmother. She lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules, demanding anyone who shares her home do the same--God comes first and hard work comes a very close second. As Rachel succumbs to her summer of misery and shakes up the tiny Mormon town, Georgia notices something is changing within her granddaughter.
Drama Comedy - Contrary to the advertising, this is not a light chick flick but a
drama with a few comedic touches dealing with very dark and serious
subject matter. Fans of the three leads will have plenty to savor,
as will the target audience of women, but this is not what the
bubbly advertising suggests.
PROFANITY: 2 F-words, 4 S-words, 3 GD's, a few others. SEX/NUDITY: Sexual situations without nudity; sex talk. VIOLENCE: Hits with a baseball bat. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Tobacco and very frequent alcohol. ACTION: None. COMEDY: Kid humor, sex humor, comic banter.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 104 moviegoers:This is obviously a "chick flick." The adult male opinions are mainly above average to average, which, for this type of movie, are pretty good. The females, all ages, for the most part, rated it very high. A few were somewhat disappointed. I would certainly recommend "Georgia Rule" for all the ladies. As for the guys, it's not going to be too bad and then it will be your turn to pick the movie.
Rebellious teenager Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) screams, swears, drinks and is--in a
word--uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final
rule in mom Lily's (Felicity Huffman) San Francisco home. With
nowhere else to take the impulsive and rambunctious girl, Lily hauls her
daughter to the one place she swore she'd never return...her own mother's Idaho
Matriarch Georgia (Jane Fonda) is not your typical sweet
and doting grandmother. She lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules,
demanding anyone who shares her home do the same--God comes first and hard work
comes a very close second. Now saddled with raising the young woman, it will
require each patient breath she takes to understand Rachel's fury.
But as Rachel succumbs to her summer of misery and shakes up the tiny Mormon
town, Georgia notices something is changing within her granddaughter. Given
structure and responsibilities, Rachel is letting her guard down and learning
compassion...especially for her mother. Her journey will lead all three women to
revelations of buried family secrets and an understanding that--regardless what
happens--the ties that bind can never be broken.