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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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Eli's Dad
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Spanish Woman
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Bessie
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Michael's Mother
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Eli
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Jason
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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
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Director Jonathan Kaplan's response to the movie's completed script written by screenwriter Barbara Benedek was immediate. He said: "I thought it was perceptive, subtle and honest. What's uplifting is that it demonstrates how people of differing ages and experiences can find a common bond and ultimately bring out the best in each other". See more »

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References Alien (1979) 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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Wonderful Little Story
20 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

This film is worth watching for Masterson's performance alone. This drama tells the story of a couple in their late thirties/very early forties who decide to adopt a child after unsuccessful attempts of having their own. The portrayal of the adoption process and its typically attendant series of frustrations appear quite realistic. Unfortunately, another reviewer for IMDb has already given the ending away. However, when Mary Stuart Masterson's character enters the couple's life, it is very touching, and you almost wish the couple would adopt her as well as her baby (I did, anyway). Watching Masterson's character walking around the baby room that the couple decorated is worth watching the entire film, as is the ending. Kevin Dillon delivers a very nice performance, as do, as always, Glenn Close and James Woods. Bring Kleenex.


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