Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

Rebecca Miller (2016)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Playing out like old-school Woody Allen, writer/director Rebecca Miller's screwball comedy is a consistently engaging diversion and stars a winning Greta Gerwig as yet another cosmopolitan kook. She plays the titular insecure sophisticate who plans to have a baby whether she finds Mr Right or not. After settling on a pickle-selling sperm donor (Travis Fimmel), she then clicks with a married novelist (Ethan Hawke). But three years later, and with a daughter, the mismatched couple's relationship is floundering. So she decides to get the novelist to fall back in love with his estranged ex-wife (Julianne Moore). It's exuberantly performed by the first rate cast (Moore is hilarious as a heavily accented pretentious intellectual), and Miller (daughter of playwright Arthur) moves the confident farcical elements along with a light touch and witty aplomb. Gerwig's offbeat charm effortlessly navigates the dovetailing themes of destiny and best intentions in a comedy full of funny one-liners and sharp observation.

Summary

A young New Yorker's plan to have a kid on her own is derailed when she falls for a married man. Romantic comedy, starring Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Bill Hader.

Cast & Crew

Maggie Greta Gerwig
John Ethan Hawke
Georgette Julianne Moore
Tony Bill Hader
Felicia Maya Rudolph
Guy Travis Fimmel
Kliegler Wallace Shawn
Justine Mina Sundwall
Paul Jackson Frazer
Max Monte Greene
Lily Ida Rohatyn
Director Rebecca Miller
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Sony PicturesGuidance: Swearing.Available on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 8 Jul 2016
Comedy Drama Arts