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Georgia Rule

comedy, drama, romance


Three generations of top actresses-two-time Academy Award® winner Jane Fonda, Lindsay Lohan and Felicity Huffman-unite in a film from director Garry Marshall about the power of redemption,and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    17%
  • Audience Score
    52%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 15
Consumerism
1 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
4 out of 5
Language
4 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Violence
1 out of 5
Sex
4 out of 5

Lohan acts out in muddled mother-daughter comedy.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that although star Lindsay Lohan has some younger fans, this definitely isn't a teen flick (remember, director Garry Marshall is the man behind Pretty Woman as well as The Princess Diaries ...). Lohan's character lies, takes drugs, has sex indiscriminately (she's called a slut several times), and is basically without any inhibitions or common sense. The movie also tackles serious family issues like alcoholism, religion, fractured mother-daughter relationships, promiscuity, and sexual abuse. Teens too young to deal with dysfunctional sexual issues are probably too young to handle the mature themes of this "comedy."

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about whether stars' off-screen lives affect how you perceive them on-screen. Did what you know about Lohan's personal life distract you from her performance?
  • Families can also discuss the need for rules and boundaries. How did Lilly's lack of rules affect Rachel?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    17%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Georgia Rule reviews
  • Audience

    52%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: Rarely awful, Garry Marshall's films consistently exhibit a veneer of banality, and Georgia Rule is no exception.

- Brian Webster, Apollo Guide, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: The kind of film your parents will cite as the reason they don't go to movies anymore.

- Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah), Thursday, June 24, 2010

Rotten: Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy.

- Claudia Puig, USA Today, Friday, May 11, 2007

Audience Reviews

3 stars

WASN'T INTERESTED IN SEEING THIS MOVIE, BUT I HAPPEND TO COME ACROSSED IT ON T.V. ON A BORING SUNDAY NIGHT. THE TRUTH IS I HAD NO DESIRE TO SEE THIS MOVIE BECAUSE IT STARS LINDSAY LOHAN. NOT A BIG FAN, BUT WHEN SHE TRYS, SHE CAN ACT. THIS MOVIE THOUGH WASN'T WATCHED BY MANY BECAUSE OF ALL THE HYPE IT WAS GETTING ABOUT LOHAN BEING LATE, AND SO AND SO ON. SO IT WAS PRETTY MUCH BEING TREATED LIKE IT HAD THE GIGLI DESEASE. I DIDN'T WATCH IT THINKING IT WAS GOING TO BE GOOD. I WAS SORTA RIGHT AND WRONG. IT WASN'T NEARLY AS BAD AS IT WAS MADE OUT TO BE. IT HAD AN INTERESTING STORY LINE. WASN'T REALLY CARRIED OUT THAT WELL. FELICITY HUFFMAN WAS EXCELLENT IN HER ROLE. LOVE JANE FONDA. LINDSAY... WELL SHE WAS OK. JUST SEEMED LIKE SHE WASN'T REALLY INTO HER CHARACTER. WHICH REALLY WOULD HAVE CHANGED THE WHOLE FEELING ON THE MAJOR ISSUE THIS MOVIE WAS ABOUT. I WOULD RECOMMEND PEOPLE TO SEE THIS, CAUSE IN THE MIX OF IT ALL THERE IS A SOME TOUCHY THINGS THEY ARE TRYING DESPERATELY TO ADDRESS. REALLY COULD HAVE BEEN DONE BETTER WITH A DIFFERENT ACTRESS. LINDSAY JUST DIDN'T DO HER CHARACTER JUSTICE. JUST MEDIOCRE ACTING FROM HER.

- LWOODS04, Sunday, October 11, 2009

0 star

no-one should have to admit that theyve seen this... and i never will! .... uh i mean... i never will see it..yea

- LoughnerWasLucid, Sunday, June 14, 2009

0 star

These edgy/promiscuous/abused-girl roles don't really work as star vehicles if the actress is kind of a fuck-up in real life already. The story is blisteringly circuitous - did Arnold abuse her? Did he not? I would actually empathize with Rachel more if she DID make the whole thing up because then, her flaws are her own and she can't "blame" them on anybody. Why is Cary Elwes cast in so many slimy, smarmy roles nowadays? He's Westley goddammit!!! WESTLEY!!!!

- aliceinpunderland, Friday, June 5, 2009