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Immediate Family (1989)

PG-13 | | Drama | 27 October 1989 (USA)
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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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,932,613 (USA)
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Tapped as producers of the film were Sarah Pillsbury and Midge Sanford. "We'd never been offered a picture before that we hadn't developed ourselves," said Sanford. "But when we read the screenplay and saw what it was about, we thought it was something we could actually have initiated on our own." Pillsbury said, "We were referred to as the crying producers because every time Barbara Benedek showed us a new scene, we cried. But the script is also very funny. Our feeling is, even in the most tragic moments, human beings are funny". See more »


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Trio In E Flat Major, Opus 3
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performed by Mozart String Trio
Courtesy of Denon Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.
By arrangement with Warner Special Products
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19 March 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

"Immediate Family" is a look at the vicissitudes of adoption. Glenn Close and James Woods play Linda and Michael Spector, a middle-aged couple who have never been able to have children. They meet with a younger, economically strapped couple to discuss adopting from them, but further complications ensue.

I will admit that this isn't the ultimate masterpiece, but it's the sort of movie that people should see before they adopt, just to understand the issues. Equally as good as Close and Woods are Mary Stuart Masterson and Kevin Dillon, as the young couple having the baby but having doubts about giving it up. A pretty interesting movie.


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