Cider House Rules, The

Lists: Best Picture nominee 2000 to 2009, Drama

Brief Synopsis: "Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?"

Overall Ranking: 1356 (Rank from 1999: # 32)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 20%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 40%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
Brandon H86
Rob from GuysFilmQuest80Rewatch: 6
David Baruffi80
Gorgon Reviews61
Dan O'Neill60(full review)

People Involved

  • Tobey Maguire (Homer Wells)
  • Charlize Theron (Candy Kendall)
  • Delroy Lindo (Mr. Rose)
  • Paul Rudd (Wally Worthington)
  • Michael Caine (Dr. Wilbur Larch)
  • Jane Alexander (Nurse Edna)
  • Kathy Baker (Nurse Angela)
  • Erykah Badu (Rose Rose)
  • Kieran Culkin (Buster)
  • Kate Nelligan (Olive Worthington)
  • Heavy D (Peaches)
  • Lasse Hallström (Director)