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The Cider House Rules

Director:Lasse Hallstrom
Writer:John Irving
Miramax Films; PG-13; 125 minutes
Cast:Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Erykah Badu

Novelist John Irving adapted his popular book into a screenplay for The Cider House Rules. The result is a sentimental yet solid coming-of-age story revolving around Homer Wells (Toby Maguire). Homer is an orphan, raised and tutored by Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine), a kindhearted ether-sniffing abortionist in picturesque 1940s New England. Homer strikes out for a jaunt on his own, and ends up working in a nearby apple orchard where his eye falls on Candy (Charlize Theron) and also takes note of the troubled relationship of a black girl and her father. Singer Erykah Badu makes an impressive acting premier as the abused daughter. Homer learns misty lessons about life along the way.

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