A Modern Affair (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  6 September 1996 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Grace Rhodes
Peter Kessler
Mary Jo Salerno ...
Ernest Pohlsab
Ed Rhodes
Robert LuPone ...
Dr. Gresham
Len Stanger ...
Older Executive
Jon Huberth ...
Suit #1
Suit #2
Claywood Sempliner ...
Suit #3


"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.)


Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

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 »


Beloved One
Written by Dee Carstensen & Mike Mainieri
Performed by Dee Carstensen
Courtesy of NYC Records, Inc.
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Real, Down-to-Earth Movie
30 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just watched "A Modern Affair" on Hulu, where they have the entire film online. I was absolutely blown away by Lisa Eichhorn's performance. She's realistic, relatable, and smart. As a successful career woman, Grace hasn't got time for men, nor does she feel like she can ever connect with one. Her best friend is constantly encouraging her to strike up a relationship, but Grace finds it too difficult. However, lacking any real meaning in her personal life, she does decide that she is determined to start a family. Her journey looking for love and happiness isn't a fairytale like you'd find in some movies, but it's like real life, which is probably why I like this movie so much. It's not an escapist film, it's something real women (and men) can identify with.

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