Cider House Rules

Theatrical Release: January 21, 2000
Cider House Rules
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Synopsis

Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine) is an emotionally repressed physician and abortionist who heads a New England orphanage. He becomes a father figure to Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), a young man who has grown up in the orphanage. Larch teaches him everything he knows about being a doctor in the hope that his pupil will one day take his place. But Homer yearns to leave the orphanage after falling for a woman who has come to the doctor for an abortion.

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Content Description

Pro-abortion sentiments; fetuses are thrown into a furnace –the fact that we do not actually see the embryos is more than likely a tactic used to hide the barbarous act; sexuality; nudity; substance abuse; some violence; profanity and obscenity; drug use by the doctor; smoking by role models; several sexual situations; nudity; anti-Christian sentiments; the doctor breaks many laws that do not suit his perspective, including faking medical documentation, proclaiming his charge to be a licensed physician; incest is implied.

Info

Company: Miramax Pictures
Writer: John Irving
Director: Lasse Halstrom
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 129 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13