The Cider House Rules details
|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray, LOVEFiLM Instant|
|Starring:||Paul Rudd, Jane Alexander, Erykah Badu, Heavy D, Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, K. Todd Freeman, Delroy Lindo, Kate Nelligan, Kathy Baker, Charlize Theron, Kieran Culkin|
|Studio:||WALT DISNEY STUDIOS HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||Coming of Age, Decades: 90s, Incredible Indies, Just Arrived, Miramax, Tearjerkers, Teen Idols, Weepies|
The Cider House Rules
LOVEFiLM Instant Information
|Run time:||2 hours|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
Most helpful review
Never becomes too sickly sweetBy johnnyfraudster from greater london , 02 Mar 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]The cider house rules is a film adapted from a novel by John Irving and as a result has a very good pedigree to work from. Irving always manages to forge strong emotional stories without slipping into excessive sentimentality and the film also succeeds in achieving this. Lasse Halestrom uses his fine cast to illicit genuine emotion without slipping down the syrup strewn road of a Hollywood gush fest. Irving's dark themes of incest and abortion somehow manage to sit comfortably alongside a romantic and heartfelt relationship between Toby Maguire and Charlize Theron. Michael Caine also brings a strong performance to the equation, and is one of his recent best, despite his wandering American accent. The cider house rules is ultimately an enjoyable and thought-provoking drama which never becomes too sickly sweet.
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Give it a go.By a customer , 18 Dec 2013Definitely worth the 2 hours watch. It's never too soppy, but still pulls at the heartstrings! A really nice story.
Good watchBy Mennie (9 reviews) , 04 Nov 2013This is a good film, well worth a watch. Sad in parts, touching in others. I would recommend this ,it's a classic.
Pleasant scoreBy a customer , 03 Oct 2013The only thoughts this film provoked from me, were why are the characters acting so strange, and the answer is because I fell asleep. I rewound, thought about the film, and it made sense. The Cider House Rules makes sense, and I felt compelled to rate it.
For lack of a better word, lovely.By a customer , 23 May 2013This is a wonderful film, bound to put a smile on your face. I didn't expect too much from it but it exceeded my expectations. Filled with a variety of emotions and nothing short of heart-warming.
Smashing movieBy DazScotland (1 review) , 08 May 2013This movie passed me bye first time round, but I am really glad I have now seen it. Very good coming of age movie with a 50/50 mix of sadness & happiness.