The Cider House Rules

Synopsis: Homer is an orphan in remote St. Cloud, Maine. Never adopted, he becomes the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch, who 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. When Wally and pregnant Candy visit the orphanage Dr. Larch provides medically safe, albeit illegal, abortions Homer leaves with them to work on Wally's family apple farm. Wally goes off to war, leaving Homer and Candy alone together. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Lasse Hallström
Production: Miramax
  Won 2 Oscars. Another 6 wins & 29 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.4
Metacritic:
75
Rotten Tomatoes:
71%
PG-13
Year:
1999
126 min
Website
366 Views

INT./EXT. ORPHANAGE - DAY

At the front door, Larch and the nurses wave and call good-

bye to Homer, they close the door.

INT./EXT. ORPHANAGE - NIGHT

The same door swings open; it's another night. The same couple

is bringing Homer back. There is concern in their faces as

Nurse Edna lets them in.

INT. BOY'S DIVISION, DOORWAY - NIGHT

Larch is delivering his benediction to the boys.

LARCH:

"Good night, you Princes of Maine,

you Kings of New England!"

As he turns, he is startled by Nurse Edna, waiting with couple

#1 and baby Homer.

ADOPTING MOTHER:

There's something wrong with him! He

never makes a sound.

Larch looks quickly at Homer.

LARCH (V.O.)

He didn't cry enough for them, if

you can believe it.

ADOPTING FATHER:

Do you think we could have a look at

someone a little different?

The mother hands over the baby to Larch. Baby Homer lets out

a happy squeal as soon as he's in Larch's arms. The parents

stare in disbelief.

LARCH (V.O.)

Thus was Homer Wells returned. He

was too happy a baby.

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