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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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27 October 1989 (USA)  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)

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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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excellent
8 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

This movie was an excellent follow up for actress Glenn Close, after Fatal Attraction. It is a completely different direction, and showed her range as an actress. Lucy and Michael Spector, a upper middle class Seattle couple, have been married for ten years, and long to start a family. After several failed attempts, they opt for an open adoption. Mary Stuart Masterson plays the expecting teenage mother who contacts them through the ad they placed in a out of state newspaper. What follows is an acurate and touching portrayal of four people, (including the baby's father,) who's rollercoaster emotions manage to be both funny and heartbreaking at times. I thought this movie was fantastic, engrosing from start to finish, and a must see for any fan of the actors in it! Eight stars!


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