The Cider House Rules tells the tale of Homer Wells (Maguire) who has spent all his life where he was born: St Cloud's orphanage. Here with the unconventional but loving tutelage of Dr. Wilbur Larch Homer has developed. His life has been simple and rewarding. Yet now, as he nears manhood, Homer longs to explore the world for himself. When he sets off on his own journey, he’s suddenly introduced to a world of excitingly new experiences – love, friendship, tragedy and betrayal - all of which will change him and cement his destiny.