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Georgia Rule

An extension of Lohen's bad girl persona
By TOM MEEK  |  May 17, 2007
2.0 2.0 Stars
GEORGIA RULE: A good looking cast, does not a morality film make.

Abusive sex with a minor is no trite matter, yet in Garry Marshall’s female-empowerment yarn it’s bandied about like a tennis ball on a summer day. On Marshall’s side are three talented actresses who captivate the camera. The manipulative artifice centers on Lindsay Lohan’s Rachel, who seems an extension of Lohan’s bad-girl persona. Rachel parties too much, she’s precocious, and she’s also a thorn in the second marriage of her mother (Felicity Huffman), so she’s sent off to her grandmother (Jane Fonda) in Idaho for a dose of shaping up. Rachel is not one to be bridled, however. She offers panty-less glimpses and blows a Mormon virgin, all before dropping the bomb that her stepdad had sex with her. Is she lying for attention, or does her mother’s idealised menage conceal an ugly truth? That note gets played too often, but the hard work of Lohan, Huffman, and Fonda give the flimsy pretext depth.
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