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A Modern Affair (1995)

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"A Modern Affair" is a romantic comedy about the strain of contemporary relationships, one woman's urgent desire for parenthood, and a solution to it all. Grace Rhodes is the perfect ... See full summary »

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Grace Rhodes
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Peter Kessler
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Elaine
Mary Jo Salerno ...
Lindsey
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Ernest Pohlsab
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Ed Rhodes
Robert LuPone ...
Ben
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Diane
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Tony
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Dr. Gresham
Len Stanger ...
Older Executive
Jon Huberth ...
Suit #1
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Claywood Sempliner ...
Suit #3
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"A Modern Affair" is a romantic comedy about the strain of contemporary relationships, one woman's urgent desire for parenthood, and a solution to it all. Grace Rhodes is the perfect corporate executive -- bright, successful, attractive and with just professional touch. With her career in place, Grace feels she has everything she needs -- until she bumps into an ex-boyfriend bearing photos of his young kids. Feeling the irresistible urge to have a child, but not sure about waiting around for Mr. Right," Grace knows what she wants, but not how best to get it. Elaine, her wryly pragmatic best friend, suggests that Grace do the unthinkable and enlist the services of a sperm bank. After choosing a donor from the "DNA menu," Grace becomes pregnant and deeply curious about the identity of the donor #247. Enter Peter Kessler, a handsome photographer who divides his time between his craft, his casual affair with a married woman, and his "other job:" depositing specimens as a sperm donor to ... Written by Rama <tarafilms.com>

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They met, fell in love, and had a baby. (Not necessarily in that order.)

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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6 September 1996 (USA)  »

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In December of 2009, "A Modern Affair" was made Fancast's Movie of the Week. See more »

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Autumn (L'Autunno)
op. 8 no. 3
Antonio Vivaldi
Philharmonia Virtuosi, Richard Kapp, conductor
Ciurtesy of ESS.A.Y. Recordings
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Great movie!
7 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

I think this is Stanley Tucci's first big film role, and you can really tell why his career took off after this. While his character (Peter) may not always be very likable at times in the film, he is a really dynamic character. The big scene where he fights with Lisa Eichhorn's character is absolutely heart- breaking and so powerful. I can't believe that he didn't win any Oscar for this role. I love watching him in this film.

Lisa Eichhorn also plays an incredible role in this. She reminds me a bit of Meg Ryan and Meryl Streep. It's a great performance.

I recommend this movie for anyone who loves film!


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