July 9, 2008

...Georgia Rule (2006)

Surprisingly touching, Georgia Rule is not the train wreck the pre-release press and post-release reviews might have lead one to believe. Jane Fonda is great as the feisty grandma on whom Felicity Huffman dumps her rebellious daughter, Lindsay Lohan - both actresses meeting the old-timer's acting challenge head-on (especially the latter in a role that seemingly mirrors her tabloid sensations). Other good actors walk in and out (Dermot Mulroney, Cary Elwes, Laurie Metcalf) adding nice support to an involving script that touches on some taboo subjects but resolves itself on a positive note and in a humorous way.

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