The Cider House Rules


Set in America towards the end of World War II, we follow the fortunes of an orphan who failed to get adopted and was brought up in an orphanage, where he learnt to become expert at delivering babies and giving abortions, under the guidance of the house doctor. As a young man, he feels the need to spread his wings, and when an opportunity arises, he jumps at it, ending up working as an apple picker and lobster fisherman. He develops a relationship with a young woman, while her boyfriend is taking part in the war. Meanwhile, the doctor, who thought of him as his son, is doing everything possible to persuade him to return to the orphanage to take over as doctor.


128 minutes.
No persons under 10 .
Drama, Romance, On the Art Circuit

Showtimes

Gee, this is the first time that I
Gee, this is the first time that I've actually WATCHED the movie here...

Credits

Cast
Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine
Director
Lasse Holström
ScreenplayJohn Irving, from his novel
MusicRachel Portman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in1999
Produced byFilm Colony, Miramax Films

Official Site




Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Movies for Africa
Ian Douglas
12
Cape Argus
Adrian Monteath
15
Cape Argus
Bianca Coleman
10
The Cape Times
Jean-Pierre Rossouw
15
The Star
Janine Walker
16
Die Burger
Paul Blom
15
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
Rapport
Barrie Hough
16
Beeld
Marius Jooste
14
SA City Life
Tony Jackman
15
TV3 Screenplay
Barry Ronge
18
eye Weekly
Jason Anderson
10
Box Office
Shlomo Schwartzberg
5
Rough Cut
Christopher Brandon
18
Total Film
Ceri Thomas
15
Total Film
Daniel Etherington
10
Film Review
Alan Jones
15

What the People say

Internet
2257 Netizens
16

Average .. 69%

14

Visitor Ratings

Scale (Max)20
Dion Scher (26) 18
Allison Blom 16
Bouke van\'t Riet 20
Niki Triantafillou 18
Clayton Petersen 18

Average .. 90%

18

Visitor Comments

Dion Scher (26): If you enjoyed movies like Goodwill Hunting, you'll love this. Left with a nice warm fuzzy feeling at the end.

Bouke van't Riet (28): Extremely good movie. Interesting from the beginning till the end. Sometimes we have to play with the rules of life.

Clayton Petersen (28): This movie examines life's little choices and their influence upon those who make them and those who are affected by them. A warm movie with a lot of heart.






Xax International logo
 Xax International
 2019
 All rights reserved.