The Cider House Rules (1999)

THE CIDER HOUSE RULES is a not-bad adaptation of John Irvin's novel
about baby-doctoring (and apple-orchid-ing) in mid-century Maine.
Charlize Theron as Candy is the film's best casting choice (how 'bout
that nude shot!) while Tobey Maguire's Homer Wells is the least.  (He's
so... bland.)  Delroy Lindo and an American-accented Michael Caine (as
the ether-addicted Dr. Larch) also appear and they're both very good.
Lasse Hallstrom (MY LIFE AS A DOG) directs with a tight rein on the
emotional content.  Don't expect dramatic dramatics.   With Paul Rudd, 
Jane Alexander, Kathy Baker, and Erykah Badu.  Irvin also wrote the 
screenplay.  (Rated "PG-13"/131 min.) 

Grade: B-
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