For the past 30 years, director Garry Marshall has mastered the genre of comedy/drama. He has drawn in audiences with his subtle humor and moving scenes, working with A-list talent who say that the filmmaker doesn't direct his movies, he hosts them. From'80s hits including Overboard and Beaches; his '90s box-office smashes Pretty Woman and Runaway Bride; and this decade's high-grossing The Princess Diaries and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Marshall has brought to life characters for audiences to embrace. In turn, he has made household names out of such unforgettable women as Vivian Ward and Mia Thermopolis, also known as Julia Roberts and Anne Hathaway.
And now there's Rachel Wilcox.
Three generations of top actresses unite in a film about the power of redemption, freedom in forgiveness and the unbreakable bonds of motherhood -- Georgia Rule. And in this family, attitude doesn't skip a generation.
Rebellious teenager Rachel (Lindsay Lohan) screams, swears, drinks, says whatever is on her mind and is just generally uncontrollable. With her latest car crash, Rachel has broken the final rule in mom Lilly's (Felicity Huffman) San Francisco home. With nowhere else to take the impulsive and rambunctious girl, Lilly hauls her daughter to the one place she swore she'd never return...her own mother's Idaho home.
Matriarch Georgia (Jane Fonda) is not your typical sweet and doting grandmother. She lives her life by a number of unbreakable rules, demanding that anyone she invites into her home do the same - God comes first and hard work a very close second. Now saddled with raising the young woman, it will require each patient breath she takes to understand the reasons behind Rachel's fury.
But as Rachel succumbs to her summer of misery and starts to shake up the tiny town, Georgia notices something is changing within her granddaughter. Given structure and responsibilities, she is letting her guard down and learning