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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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$5,932,613 (USA)
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Producer Lawrence Kasdan, actress Glenn Close, and screenwriter Barbara Benedek, had all previously collaborated on The Big Chill (1983) around six years earlier. Immediate Family (1989) is the second and final [to date, July 2015] of each of their collaborations with one another. See more »

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References Alien (1979) See more »

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Motherless Children
Written by Eric Clapton & Carl Radle
Performed by Eric Clapton
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products
a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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Heartwarming

Immediate Family is a heartwarming tale about four people who's lives are interwoven by one thing: a baby. Glenn Close stars as a frazzled woman who desperately wants to have a baby with her husband. When it becomes apparent that it can't happen, the couple looks into adoption. Through this, they meet up with a young, unmarried couple who are expecting their first child and want to give it to a nice family. The whole movie revolves around whether are not the young couple will actually go through with the adoption. Glenn Close is absolutely convincing as the very eager, very frightened "mother-to-be". For anyone who's ever loved a child, this is a must see.


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