Georgia Rule

May 11th, 2007


Georgia Rule

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Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home...

Release Year: 2007

Rating: 5.8/10 (13,241 voted)

Critic's Score: 25/100

Director: Garry Marshall

Stars: Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan, Felicity Huffman

Rachel comes to stay with her Grandmother Georgia for the summer leaving some obvious problems behind at home. Her alcoholic mother doesn't even stay the night before rushing back out to California to be with her husband. Rachel shakes up the town, a beautiful girl in the boring Mormon country. Then she reveals her deepest secret to one of her new friends, and her mother comes rushing back to find out if its true. In the midst of this crisis the three woman become closer than ever and start to understand each other more.

Jane Fonda - Georgia
Lindsay Lohan - Rachel Wilcox
Felicity Huffman - Lilly
Dermot Mulroney - Dr. Simon Ward
Cary Elwes - Arnold
Garrett Hedlund - Harlan
Hector Elizondo - Izzy
Dylan McLaughlin - Sam
Zachary Gordon - Ethan
Laurie Metcalf - Paula
Tereza Stanislav - Violin Teacher
Fred Applegate - Townie #1
Cynthia Ferrer - Townie #2
Destiney Sue Walker - Waitress (as Destiney Moore)
Adreana Gonzalez - Izzy's Niece (as Adreana Betan)

Taglines: Some families buckle under pressure...others bloom.


Official Website: Official site |

Release Date: 11 May 2007

Filming Locations: California State University Northridge - 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: BRL 414,375 (Brazil) (22 July 2007) (57 Screens)

Gross: $18,882,880 (USA) (24 June 2007)

Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:

Did You Know?

Felicity Huffman got so physical in her car fight scene with Cary Elwes that she broke the windshield, so when the car pulled over they filmed it from behind as they both get out.

Revealing mistakes: Rachel slides off her panties while trying to seduce Harlan, and when she offers to let him "touch it", she parts her legs slightly and it can clearly be seen that she's wearing another pair of panties.

Lilly: I brought you a gift
Georgia: It's lovely.
Lilly: How do you know?
Georgia: The ribbon and the paper.

User Review

Great movie - Great Cast - Bad Marketing

Rating: 9/10

Once again Hollywood marketing has classified a heartfelt drama as a rip roaring comedy. Georgia Rule is no laughing matter, but it is a powerful, worthwhile movie with an outstanding cast. Forget all the critic's reviews -- they don't "get it".

The opening is a little slow but it accurately portrays the strained relationships and secrets in this family. Fonda and Huffman are brilliant and so is Lohan. Given the press surrounding Lohan during the filming, my expectations were pretty low and I was very surprised at how good she was and how good the movie was.

It's a great movie to open dialog with your Mom or your resident teenager. Take the R rating seriously - it's a mature chick flick - one of the best.

Garry Marshall did a good job at handling a heavy subject. There are a couple of laughs along the way for comedy relief, but this is a movie that will stay with you. Go see it.


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