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DVD Review: Maggie’s Plan

August 23, 2016

By John Corrado

Maggie's Plan DVDMaggie (Greta Gerwig) is single but wants to have a baby, and is all set to go through with artificial insemination, when she meets the attractive professor John Harding (Ethan Hawke).  Although John is married to the icy Georgette (Julianne Moore), Maggie becomes captivated by him, and the two embark on an affair.  Fade through to three years later, and things aren’t going as well as she hoped, forcing Maggie to concoct a new plan.

Although the comedy is sometimes a little broad, Maggie’s Plan is an entertaining romp through love triangles and relationship problems.  It’s worth checking out for the likeable performances from its excellent cast, including standout supporting work from Ethan Hawke, who injects genuine depth into his role.  You can read my full review right here.

The DVD also includes a commentary track with writer-director Rebecca Miller, a Q&A from the Sundance Film Festival, a “making of” featurettes and outtakes.

Maggie’s Plan is a Sony Pictures Classics release.  It’s 99 minutes and rated 14A.

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