The Cider House Rules

$57m

DBO

$31m

FBO
12 1999 125 minutes Facebook

Synopsis

Homer Wells has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St. Cloud's Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by its proprietor, Dr. Larch, to be his successor, Homer feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. While working at an apple orchard, Homer learns some powerfully indelible lessons about life, love, and home.

Credits

Awards

1999 Venice Film Festival

Nominated

  • Golden Lion

2000 Golden Globes

Nominated

  • Best Screenplay

2000 Academy Awards

Nominated

  • Best Picture
  • Best Actor - Supporting Role

2000 Academy Awards

Winner

  • Best Screenplay - Adaptation
  • Best Actor - Supporting Role

Nominated

  • Best Director
  • Best Editing
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Music - Original Score

Featured Clips

The Cider House Rules - Official Trailer (HD)

The Cider House Rules - Official Trailer (HD)

Homer Wells has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St. Cloud's Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by its proprietor, Dr. Larch, to be his successor, Homer feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. While working at an apple orchard, Homer learns some powerfully indelible lessons about life, love, and home. Starring, in alphabetical order: Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire

The Cider House Rules - Goodnight You Princes of Maine

The Cider House Rules - Goodnight You Princes of Maine

It's bedtime in the orphanage, and Dr. Larch puts the children to bed with a prayer and his customary sign off. In this scene: Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire)

The Cider House Rules - Burning the Rules

The Cider House Rules - Burning the Rules

Homer reads the cider house rules to his fellow workers for the first time, and they don't like what they hear. In this scene: Arthur Rose (Delroy Lindo), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), Rose Rose (Erykah Badu)

The Cider House Rules - Happy to Be Alive

The Cider House Rules - Happy to Be Alive

During a harrowing driving lesson, Dr. Larsh and Homer discuss their views on abortion. After, Candy Kendall and Wally Worthington come seeking Dr. Larsh's unique services. In this scene: Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), Candy Kendall (Charlize Theron), Lt. Wally Worthington (Paul Rudd)

The Cider House Rules - This Was Right

The Cider House Rules - This Was Right

An innocent trip to the beach takes a turn towards takes a steamy turn, as Candy looks for a way to cope with Wally's absence. In this scene: Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), Candy Kendall (Charlize Theron)

The Cider House Rules - I'm Not A Doctor

The Cider House Rules - I'm Not A Doctor

Despite his lack of education, Homer has learned what he believed too much about childbirth while working under Dr. Larch. In this scene: Dr. Wilbur Larch (Michael Caine), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire)

The Cider House Rules - You've Never Seen the Ocean?

The Cider House Rules - You've Never Seen the Ocean?

It's only been a few hours since Homer hit the road with Candy and Wally, but they've already opened him up to a world he could previously only dream of. In this scene: Lt. Wally Worthington (Paul Rudd), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), Candy Kendall (Charlize Theron)

The Cider House Rules - The Apple Business

The Cider House Rules - The Apple Business

When Jack throws a cigarette in a batch of cider, we see a darker side of the previously mild-mannered Mr. Rose. In this scene: Candy Kendall (Charlize Theron), Homer Wells (Tobey Maguire), Arthur Rose (Delroy Lindo)

Now Playing: The Cider House Rules - Official Trailer (HD)
Starring: Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire

Homer Wells has lived nearly his entire life within the walls of St. Cloud's Orphanage in rural Maine. Though groomed by its proprietor, Dr. Larch, to be his successor, Homer feels the need to strike out on his own and experience the world outside. While working at an apple orchard, Homer learns some powerfully indelible lessons about life, love, and home. Starring, in alphabetical order: Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Michael Caine, Paul Rudd, Tobey Maguire