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Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Drama  |  27 October 1989 (USA)
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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that... See full summary »

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Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however.. Written by Rob Hartill

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The toughest choices are made with the heart.

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Mary Stuart Masterson wore an eight-pound sack of bird seed around her stomach to simulate being pregnant. See more »

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Try a Little Tenderness
Written by Jimmy Campbell (aka Irving King), Reginald Connelly(as Reg Connelly) and Harry M. Woods (as Harry Woods)
Performed by Otis Redding
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A sickly succession of trial and error, contrasted with smiles all around...
1 April 2008 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Mary Stuart Masterson attempts to give a subtle, thoughtful, nuanced performance as a pregnant, unwed teenager about to give up her soon-to-be-born baby to a married couple who have chosen adoption, but the cutesy-coy writing here defeats her--and everyone else. Glenn Close and James Woods are credible as the prospective parents desperate to have a family, but neither is given much of a character to play, and Close in particular has some fearsome dialogue ("She's going to have a boy! How do I know? I saw the penis!"). Kevin Dillon is cringe-worthy as Masterson's thuggish, chain-smoking boyfriend, and the feel-good trimmings which dot the narrative are pure balderdash. Only for gullible viewers. *1/2 from ****


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