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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.


Rebecca Miller


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


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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Chapter Three: A Change of Heart See more »


Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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English | Danish

Release Date:

27 April 2016 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El plan de Maggie See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,308, 22 May 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,351,230, 25 September 2016
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first time John visit's Maggie's apartment and questions her about all the books, she tells him that she's subletting it from a poet. Director Rebecca Miller said she modeled the apartment after one she sublet years ago from poet W.S. Merwin. See more »


Tony: It's what keeps my wife in post-modern choreography and me in self-loathing.
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References Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer (2005) See more »


Dancing in the Dark
Written by Bruce Springsteen (ASCAP)
Performed by Bruce Springsteen
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Ludicrous (as it is so empty)
18 July 2016 | by andrea-rockrollSee all my reviews

There's nothing at all in it. It looks like a children fairy tail with poor characters. The story is predictable, the screenplay is boring, the way actors play is mediocre, the characterization is ridicule. I decided to go see this movie as I've read good reviews on cinema websites and I couldn't help but notice these days people don't really evaluate movies for what they are. In this case, a waste of time and money. As Julianne Moore can still be saved (still, why do good actors accept such poor screenplays?), the movie itself is a low-concentrate of fine sentiments, romantic narrative and some (few) absurd situations which should be funny but they actually aren't. It can easily enter the top 3 worst movies of the year.

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