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Private Life (2018)

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An author (Hahn) is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband (Giamatti) on edge.

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Tamara Jenkins

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Tamara Jenkins
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kathryn Hahn ... Rachel Biegler
Paul Giamatti ... Richard Grimes
John Carroll Lynch ... Charlie Grimes
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Dordick
Molly Shannon ... Cynthia Grimes
Lizzy DeClement ... Tiffany
Kayli Carter ... Sadie Barrett
Siobhan Fallon Hogan ... Beth
Emily Robinson ... Charlotte Grimes
Hettienne Park ... Female Doctor
Francesca Root-Dodson ... Fiona
Maddie Corman ... Liz
Desmin Borges ... Sam
Tracee Chimo ... Caroline
Marmee Regine Cosico ... UES Nanny (credit only)
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Storyline

Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, they reconsider.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Life See more »

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Likely Story,Netflix See more »
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When reviewing a website of potential egg donors, one of the first candidates is listed as being from Park City UT. Private Life was released at the Sundance Film Festival, which is in Park City. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rachel Biegler: Remember what Marty said?
Richard Grimes: Ugh.
Rachel Biegler: "Having a baby is an immoral act."
Richard Grimes: Marty's an idiot.
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References Serpico (1973) See more »

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Quicksilver Girl
Performed by The Steve Miller Band
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LOVED THIS FILM
6 October 2018 | by jessewriterSee all my reviews

It is so rare for me to enjoy every single aspect of a film. The acting was superb. The writing was top shelf. Wonderful cast. Good sets. Enjoyable soundtrack. And I usually complain about two hours being too long but, in this case, I didn't mind at all and didn't want it to end. I don't remember when I've enjoyed a movie this much; there's so much junk out there. The only minor point I didn't like, and it's trivial, is putting a title on different scenes. Like a headline on a sub-text. I think I would've understood the transitions just fine without the titles.


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