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The Cider House Rules

  PG-13 HD Closed Captioning

Lasse Hallström

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Plot Summary

Honored with two Academy Awards - Best Supporting Actor, Michael Caine, and Best Adapted Screenplay, John Irving - "The Cider House Rules" tells a compelling and heartwarming story about how far a young man must travel to find the place where he truly belongs. Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire - Pleasantville, The Ice Storm) has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St. Cloud's Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by his proprietor, Dr. Larch (Caine), to be his successor, Homer nonetheless feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. While working at an apple orchard, Homer falls for the beautiful Candy (Charlize Theron - Reindeer Games, The Devil's Advocate), and learns some powerfully indelible lessons about life, love, and home. Based on John Irving's best-selling American classic and featuring a sensational all-star cast including Delroy Lindo and newcomer Erykah Badu, this entertaining motion picture earned raves from critics and moviegoers everywhere.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 111
  • Fresh: 79
  • Rotten: 32
  • Average Rating: 6.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: The first screenplay Irving wrote from his own book, and the job suits him. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: Hallstrom's film could have used more dramatic muscle but is nonetheless a touching, old-fashioned charmer that ultimately satisfies. – David Rooney, Variety, Jul 20, 2010

Fresh: A far better film than other film adaptations of Irving's work. – Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times, Feb 24, 2007

Rotten: The Cider House Rules isn't one film at all. It's two films, only one of which is successful. – Paul Tatara,, Jun 24, 2010

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Customer Reviews


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