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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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Vern Oakley

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Vern Oakley (story), Paul Zimmerman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lisa Eichhorn ... Grace Rhodes
Stanley Tucci ... Peter Kessler
Caroline Aaron ... Elaine
Mary Jo Salerno Mary Jo Salerno ... Lindsey
Robert Joy ... Ernest Pohlsab
Wesley Addy ... Ed Rhodes
Robert LuPone ... Ben
Cynthia Martells ... Ellen
J. Smith-Cameron ... Diane
Vincent Young ... Tony
Tammy Grimes ... Dr. Gresham
Len Stanger Len Stanger ... Older Executive
Jon Huberth Jon Huberth ... Suit #1
Jim Lavin ... Suit #2
Claywood Sempliner 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.)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mr. #247 See more »

Filming Locations:

Bellvale, New York, USA See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color
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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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Pleasant Rom-Com That Was Ahead of It's Time
24 May 2018 | by billsboy-62294See all my reviews

A Modern Affair is a pleasant and enjoyable film that is even more applicable in our modern society. The increased spread of IVF and non-traditional birth methods only builds on the film's story which focuses on a single businesswoman (Lisa Eichhorn) who seeks to find the man behind a donor profile (Stanley Tucci). I highly recommend it if you are looking for a rom-com or simply a great performance by Stanley Tucci.

4.5 out of 5 stars


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