Maggie's Plan

Maggie's Plan

Blu-ray Disc - 2016
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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 Georgette.

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TheSandoz
Sep 11, 2017

Cutesy sub- Woody Allen flic- not my cup of tea- Juliana Moore was funny at least. Greta Gerwig is a frumpy downer.

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Luludaki017a
Jul 11, 2017

I just loved it! Julianne Moore is so much fun with her Danish accent. She is juts perfect in her role. The movie is smart, deep and actors are totally in ... A Woody Allen style movie to me.

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kdrabek
Jun 18, 2017

An enjoyable satire of academic life. Greta Gerwig is convincingly blank/naïve as a Quaker-influenced Midwesterner who is quirky and one step behind in New York City. But when Julianne Moore appeared in this movie I was suddenly alert. She's very funny and her non-specific, sometimes German-sounding accent is perfect. A brief scene on stage skewers self-involved, career-minded professors. It's encouraging for the story that despite the two female protagonists' machinations, at the end, it may be that both will walk away from the man who brought them together.

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miaone
May 18, 2017

I read the comments and decided not to watch it.

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duanetucker
Feb 03, 2017

A resounding "so what"

In it's desperate struggle to be different, it manages to be more contrived than the worst of the over-cooked Hollywood romcoms.

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 29, 2016

An interesting comedy on man-woman relationship. Worth a watch for me.

JCLHelenH Dec 20, 2016

Be careful what you wish for . . . although I do love it when a plan comes together.

AL_ALISON Dec 07, 2016

Loved it. Laugh out loud funny.

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ROBERTFREDALLEN
Nov 10, 2016

About 20 minutes into this movie I was becoming bored. At this time frame Julianne Moore was not even making an appearance. I fast forward a couple of times. No, it's not my kind of movie, so I gave it up as a dud. In fact CHRISCOLEMAN gives a much better account of this movie. Or 8217549 even better. I can assume the words 8217549 left out. I'll have it back at the library tomorrow for the 113 still waiting. Good Luck.

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chriscoleman
Nov 09, 2016

One of the most boring films I've ever seen. Maggie is a secretary/budget controller at a small college in New York. She decides she wants to have a baby, and asks the local pickle salesman Guy for sperm. On the same day she uses his sperm she also ends up having sex with a married writer. He leaves his wife, a more accomplished writer, and marries Maggie, bringing along his obnoxious spoiled brat children who treat Maggie like the maid. She gets pregnant from that one night and has a girl named Lily who is precious. Three years later Maggie is miserable and comes up with a plan to get her husband John and his ex-wife Georgette back together again. It works and she is single again, raising Lily alone. They happen upon Guy and it becomes very obvious from Lily's mathematic abilities that Guy is her father, not John. (Thank God.) The running joke of the film is the vanity of the players in the New York City publishing industry who spend hours upon hours on the phone talking about virtually nothing but themselves. But two hours of that is really boooooring. The romance fell completely flat. No chemistry at all. The actress who played Maggie had absolutely no appeal. She could've been doing a report in school. If this is her best, she needs another career. Ethan Hawke played his narcissistic self and Julianne Moore was awesome as the egotistical and vain Dutch writer Georgette. It was nice to see Travis Fimmel doing something other than Ragnar Lothbrok. There's just so much you can do with a really bad screenplay.

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