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Immediate Family (1989)

 -  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 Spector
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Michael Spector
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Lucy Moore
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Sam
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Lawyer Susan Drew
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Eli's Mom
Charles Levin ...
Eli's Dad
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Spanish Woman
Jessica James ...
Bessie
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Josh
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Michael's Mother
Harrison Mohr ...
Eli
Matthew Moore ...
Jason
Kristen Sanderson ...
Kristin ('Picasso')
Merrilyn Gann ...
Kristin's Mom
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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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References Alien (1979) See more »

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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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