Georgia Rule
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Jane Fonda, Felicity Huffman, and Lindsay Lohan star in director Garry Marshall's tale of a rebellious young woman who is sent to spend the summer with her grandmother when her frustrated mother fails to find a means of curbing her unruly behavior. Rachel (Lohan) is an out-of-control teen whose reckless drinking, foul mouth, and hysterical fits have become a constant source of embarrassment for her long-suffering mother, Lily (Huffman). When Rachel crashes her car, Lily determines that the only way to tame her savage daughter is to take her as far away from San Francisco as possible.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The confused script trades in such heavy topics as alcoholism and child sexual abuse, but every dramatic scene plays like one of those schmaltzy Happy Days moments that inevitably drew a big 'Awwwwww!' from the studio audience."
‑ J. R. Jones, Chicago Reader
"Director Garry Marshall has too much confidence that he can match the weighty issues here with the light comedy. He can't. Or at least he can't with this cast."
‑ Keith Phipps, AV Club
"Oh Lindsay Lohan, where has your talent gone?"
‑ Heather Huntington,
"Lohan acts out in muddled mother-daughter comedy."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"click for full review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"The film is unforgivable."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"The central problem with the movie isn't that it deals with several hot-button topics, but that it addresses them with a shocking lack of emotional honesty."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"A film that's an utterly horrid exploitation of [star Lindsay] Lohan..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A fluffy comedy about a young woman who was repeatedly raped by her stepfather."
‑ Tim Brayton, Antagony & Ecstasy
"Since when did sexual abuse find its way into a comedy?I guess when it's part of a screenplay written by Mark Andrus and directed by Garry Marshall ("Pretty Woman")."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
"Time for a new book by Jane Fonda, and this time I expect a full chapter on how she got snookered into doing Georgia Rule."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"Georgia Rule doesn't make you feel good; it makes you queasy."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The kind of film your parents will cite as the reason they don't go to movies anymore."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"Rarely awful, Garry Marshall's films consistently exhibit a veneer of banality, and Georgia Rule is no exception."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Careless and predictable, Georgia Rule offers up the abuse victim's "sexy" acting out as alternately beguiling and blameworthy."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
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