Wednesday, 10 January 2018


The Cider House Rules(English,1999)


✪✪✪✪½ /5

Director: Lasse Hallström
Writers: John Irving (novel), John Irving (screenplay)
Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine,Paul Rudd

From an unusual setup for modern day orphanages to a man born out to live in the world outside,Homer Wells (Toby Maguire) with his calm ,feel good smile decided to study the world outside learnt many things in his life.The medicine study he had with Dr.Wibur Larch which made  him an expertise in giving the delivery procedures for those who wanted and never wanted their young ones.Without traditional education standards he had a heart to keep the things in control.

  Later in his life,he met a couple and that opened him to the world outside.He decided to explore the world and to live outside the orphanage.Lt.Wally (Paul Rudd) and his girl friend Candy(Charlize Theron) provided him everything to survive.He had started working in an apple farm and got to work with his African colleagues.There he studied certain laws of survival,relationships and its complex nature and importance of needs to get what others wanted to do.

  Life is so short and simple and one have to wear different attires to fulfill the dream of life.The Cider House Rules is a gem of movie which narrates the life of Homer Greek from his puberty to maturity.When John Irving's novel found its place on the silver screen,it achieved 2 Academy Award Winnings and 5 more nominations in the 72nd edition.

Last Note: This movie might make you unsure of some relationships.Yet,when one realizes that they were all part of Homer's education,you will love it to the core!!

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