The Cider House Rules by John IrvingRaised from birth in the orphanage at St. Clouds, Maine, Homer Wells has become the protege of Dr. Wilbur Larch, its physician and director. There Dr. Larch cares for the troubled mothers who seek his help, either by delivering and taking in their unwanted babies or by performing illegal abortions. Meticulously trained by Dr. Larch, Homer assists in the former, but draws the line at the latter. Then a young man brings his beautiful fiancee to Dr. Larch for an abortion, and everything about the couple beckons Homer to the wide world outside the orphanage ...
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The film had its world premiere at the 56th Venice Film Festival. The film tells of the coming-of-age of Homer Wells, who lives in a World War II—era Maine orphanage run by a doctor who performs illegal abortions. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture , along with four other nominations at the 72nd Academy Awards.
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The Cider House Rules is a very odd, glutinous sentimental drama, like an episode of The Waltons about incest, race and abortion. But, revisiting it now, five months after its UK premiere at the London Film Festival, it just seems odder than ever, jam-packed with incoherent moral positions, bulging with pseudo-issues, and all rendered entirely inarticulate by its own choked-up tearfulness. A good two hours consisting, almost literally, of nonsense - gurning, emoting, self-regarding gibberish. Set during the second world war, the film tells of boyish Homer Wells Tobey Maguire , who has been brought up in a Maine orphanage by kindly but stern Dr Larch Michael Caine , who presides over a set-up which is also a lying-in hospital and abortion venue. Yearning to get out into the wide world, Homer gets a job on a farm picking apples and pressing them for cider. Maguire is cute, as is Ms Theron, who, at one stage, is shown reclining languorously unclothed so as to make clear that, to paraphrase Julia Roberts in Notting Hill, she does her own ass-work. Michael Caine has presence and style, but his American accent sounds like he's doing an impression of Loyd Grossman's Canadian mother-in-law.