Maggie's Plan (2015)
Dir. Rebecca Miller / Cert. 15 / 97mins
Friday 21 April 2017 / 7.30pm / £6 (concessions £3)
Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood) and Oscar-winner Julianne Moore (Still Alice) star in this delightfully witty, wry comedy from writer-director Rebecca Miller (The Ballad of Jack and Rose), highly acclaimed after its premiere at Toronto.
Maggie (Gerwig) is single, but desperately wants to have a child. Just as she is embarking on her plan for artificial insemination, she meets John (Hawke), an unhappy academic married to Danish critical theorist Georgette (Moore); and, falling in love, adjusts her plans for motherhood.
Three years later, she revisits her life and realises that, while everything has worked out more or less according to her plan, she isn't happy. Why? And what meddlesome schemes will she concoct next?
With hilarious supporting turns from SNL's Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph (as married couple Tony and Felicia, Maggie's best friends) and a particularly adroit comic performance from Moore - who really commits to Georgette's accent and absurd eccentricities - it's perhaps Miller's best-received film to date and certainly her lightest; a smart, goofy and offbeat delight.
Drama / Comedy / Romance
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