• The Cider House Rules (2000)

The Cider House Rules

Release Date: February 25th, 2000

DVD Release Date: August 15th, 2000

PG-13 |2 hr 11 min

Plot Summary

The film follows the life of Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Michael Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him.

Cast: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, Erykah Badu

Director: Lasse Hallström

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Colony, Miramax Films

Keywords: Growing up , Friendship , Transformation , 1940s , Touching , Pursuit , 1930s , Doctor , Love interest , Emotional

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    A deliberately old-fashioned picture that succeeds in nearly everything it tries to do.

  • 75
    Desmond RyanPhiladelphia Inquirer

    He (Irving) has been able to capture the quirky tone of the popular novel.

  • 88
    David SterrittChristian Science Monitor

    Leaves out portions of John Irving's novel that would have given it more balance and perspective, but the acting by Maguire and Caine is first-rate by any standard. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Picture
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Actor in a Supporting Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2000)
Nominated Directing
Nominated Music (Original Score)
Nominated Film Editing
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
Nominated Art Direction
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2000)