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Maggie's Plan (2015)

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Maggie wants to have a baby, raising him on her own, but when she gets romantically involved with John, a married man, things get complicated and all the balance of Maggie's plans may collapse.

Director:

Rebecca Miller

Writers:

Rebecca Miller (written for the screen by), Karen Rinaldi (based on a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Greta Gerwig ... Maggie
George Ashiotis George Ashiotis ... Blind Man
Bill Hader ... Tony
Monte Greene ... Max
Travis Fimmel ... Guy
Fredi Walker-Browne Fredi Walker-Browne ... Beverly
Ethan Hawke ... John
Maya Rudolph ... Felicia
Brendan Titley Brendan Titley ... Shakespearean Actor
Stephen Lin ... Shakespearean Actor's Lover
Wallace Shawn ... Kliegler
Julianne Moore ... Georgette
Mina Sundwall ... Justine
Jackson Frazer ... Paul
Ida Rohatyn Ida Rohatyn ... Lily
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Storyline

Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?

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Chapter Three: A Change of Heart See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Second film that Julianne Moore plays a character employed by Columbia University, the other was Still Alice See more »

Quotes

Maggie: I've decided to embrace the mystery of the universe and stop bossing everybody around so much.
Max: Good luck with that, bossy pants.
Tony: He's gonna write a book about us one day and we are *not* gonna look good.
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Connections

References Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Rudy, a Message to You
aka "A Message to You Rudy"
Written by Dandy Livingstone (as Robert Livingstone Thompson)
Performed by Dandy Livingstone
Used by permission of Carbert Music Inc.
Courtesy of Sanctuary Records Group Ltd., a BMG Company
All rights administered by BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
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Had to see it twice in the theater to catch all the good lines
21 June 2016 | by jasontheterribleSee all my reviews

So much more entertainment than everything else on the market now that it is summer. The fact that it is written in the context of academic genre with some faux anthropology references should not dissuade you (not faux? should be). Fantastic script focusing on a uniquely circumspect millennial and mother wanna-be. Many plans go awry here but all things work out nicely and in an utterly unexpected way. The unmitigated narcissism of the Hawke and Moore characters is priceless especially considering how clueless they are. I genuinely laughed out loud many times. Greta is terrific but all kudos to writer director Rebecca Miller (her dad was married to Marilyn Monroe? who knew?).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Danish

Release Date:

27 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,308, 22 May 2016

Gross USA:

$3,351,735

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,883,891
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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