The Cider House Rules is a 1999 American drama film directed by Lasse Hallström from a screenplay by John Irving, based on Irving's 1985 novel of the same name. Its story follows Homer Wells, who lives in a World War II–era Maine orphanage run by a doctor who trained him, and his journey after leaving the orphanage.
First published in 1985, The Cider House Rules is John Irving's sixth novel. Set in rural Maine in the first half of this century, it tells the story of Dr. Wilbur Larch--saint and obstetrician, founder and director of the orphanage in the town of St. Cloud's, ether addict and abortionist.
07/01/2000 · The Cider House Rules: Directed by Lasse Hallström. With Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd. A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
The Cider House Rules (1985) is a novel by American writer John Irving, a Bildungsroman that was later adapted into a 1999 film and a stage play by Peter Parnell. The story, set in the pre– and post–World War II era, tells of a young man, Homer Wells, growing up under the guidance of Dr. Wilbur Larch, an obstetrician and abortion provider.
31/07/2012 · The Cider House Rules becomes a metaphor for rules, your rules, my rules and society's rules, and how this plays out in the abortion debate. I won't say any more so as not to spoil this story for you. But if you haven't read John Irving's THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, you are in for a treat. Five stars.
10/05/1985 · In 2000, Mr. Irving won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Cider House Rules. In 2013, he won a Lambda Literary Award for his novel In One Person. An international writer—his novels have been translated into more than thirty-five languages—John Irving lives in Toronto.
Set during World War II, Cider House Rules tells the story of a young man, Homer Wells, who spent his entire life in an Orphanage, seemingly groomed as the successor for the caretaker, ...