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.

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Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
63 Ratings
63 Ratings

71% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.6/10
  • Fresh 80
  • Rotten 32

Critics Consensus: The Cider House Rules has wonderful performances, lovely visuals, and an old-fashioned feel.

15+ COMMON SENSE

Thought-provoking movie for teens and up.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Drama
Released
Copyright
© 2000 Miramax

Languages

Primary
English (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Portuguese (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo), Traditional Chinese (Subtitles)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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