Cider House Rules

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1999 – Toby McGuire / Michael Caine: Toby McGuire, a mature server, plays an orphan who grows up in an under the tutelage of Michael Caine, a sage.

Caine plays another mature soul server, laboring thanklessly as a doctor who performs abortions during a time when they were illegal. The film cleverly points out the different arguments in the abortion issue today and arranges ethical dilemmas for the characters to face. The character Toby McGuire plays becomes involved with a young soul woman played by Charlize Thieron, an artisan. Their relationship offers a nice contrast in the two soul ages. Michael Caine won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the doctor who heads up the orphanage.

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