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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 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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Director: Rebecca Miller
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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 Four: Maggie's Plan 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

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 »

Quotes

Maggie: Even though I do think you are pretty self-absorbed and extremely needy, that he needs it. It keeps him in balance. It's thinking about you that stops him from only thinking about himself.
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Connections

References Mad Money w/ Jim Cramer (2005) 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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White People Problems: Ultimate Edition
9 August 2016 | by El_JefeSee all my reviews

A narcissistic man-child falls for a frumpy, Midwestern stereotype, leaves his German shrew-wife, then vacillates back and forth pointlessly.

Bonus: a foreigner selling artisanal pickles to Whole Foods for distribution, and a child attending "Eurythmics" class. I honestly can't tell if this is all an elaborate trolling effort.

The only humor in this "comedy" are a few bitter lines from the comedians.

I would write more, but honestly, there's nothing more to say. It's an almost empty film. My interest in the actors was the only thing compelling me to watch.


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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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