Georgia Rule

"Georgia Rule" is actually a drama, although the trailers implied that it was a comedy starring Jane Fonda ("Monster-in-Law"), Felicity Huffman ("Transamerica"), Lindsay Lohan ("Mean Girls"), Cary Elwes ("Ella Enchanted") and Dermot Mulroney ("The Family Stone").

It was directed by Garry Marshall but lacked his trademark light touch ("Pretty Woman" and "Princess Diaries"). In fact, his touch was downright crude and we were made to feel distinctly uncomfortable at times. The central issue was child abuse and Lohan's character was the perfect outpicturing of a girl who is wise far beyond her years. Before it was over it became soppy and the ending was waaay too pat. You never forgot you were watching five A-List actors in a tawdry movie. ...and I had such high hopes...