Monday, September 25, 2006

The Cider House Rules (1999)

"Good night, you Princes of Maine, you Kings of New England!"....Based on a book by John Irving, I can't believe I missed this movie. Chanced upon it when the dvd went on sale for RM12.90. Has all elements of a great story- Michael Caine's wonderful performance, abortion, orphaned kids who capture your heart, slavery, and of course love. The story brings you to a journey in the life of a Homer Wells, who defied everything to 'see' the world. My favourite scene was of Dr. Larch and Homer naming the newborns, there was no mother or father to name them, and so it was up to them to do so. The script is simple but clever. The end brings him back to where he started. Check out Erik Per Sullivan as Fuzzy.

2 comments:

Gallivanter said...

I loved Cider House Rules. Refreshingly different. :-)

tihtahpah said...

yar..i think michael caine and tobey mcguire were really good. Not too keen on charlize though

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