Maggie's Plan (2015)


Comedy | Drama | Romance


Rebecca Miller




Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Travis Fimmel, Julianne Moore, Wallace Shawn, Ida Rohatyn, Alex Morf, Jackson Frazer, Mina Sundwall, Fredi Walker-Browne, Monte Greene


Maggie's (Greta Gerwig) plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John (Ethan Hawke), a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette (Julianne Moore).


I've been meaning to watch "Maggie's Plan" for a long time because of Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore but never got around it. Then the other day I read a review from a fellow blogger and she was praising it so I decided to check it out immediately, and I'm glad I did because it is such an amusing and smart indie film. Or a serious screwball comedy if you prefer, like it says on the poster.

Set in New York City, Rebecca Miller's is a simple, quite predictable yet absorbing story about contemporary people not only looking for happiness but for a way to achieve it as well. It is a story full of domestic tension, feelings and human emotions. It is kind of a feminist story which I enjoyed very much.

Miller's script is also filled with witty, satirical and clever dialogue, and features three interesting characters inspite of them being a little distand and therefore the inability to really connect with them.

That doesn't prevent the cast from doing its job. Greta Gerwig is such a delight as Maggie, and she brings to the character the right ammount of funny, naivety, awkwardness and intelligence. Ethan Hawke gives yet another great performance as John, a man outpoweder by the women in his life. And finally Julianne Moore is just fantastic as she plays Georgette, a fierce Danish academic. I loved her accent to be honest.

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