• Andrew Tuck

Maggie's Plan

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Plot:

Just when career advisor Maggie decides to put her romantic misadventures behind her and embark on motherhood alone through artificial insemination, love blossoms with anthropology professor John. To be with her, he ends his marriage to brilliant but domineering academic Georgette – however, things with John don't go quite as Maggie had hoped. With a little help from married couple Tony and Felicia, Maggie devises a madcap scheme to put everything right again.

Courtesy: Sony Pictures

The Verdict:

This movie is being released by Sony Pictures Classics as part of the Sydney Film Festival 2016 lineup.

The movie takes you on an emotional rollercoaster from love, to marriage and the uncertain future of relationships.

This is not the type of movie everyone will like. It is a slow moving story that, in the end, tells a beautiful story about life and love.

Maggie is a single woman who has given up on finding her true love and having a child so instead convinces an old collage friend to help out with a donation of his sperm. As they say in life, when you stop looking for love, love will find you. Maggie meets John, a professor who is always working on his next book. John is married and has 2 kids his academic wife Georgette, played by Julianne Moore. As much as I am a fan of Julianne, her accent in this is ridiculously cringe worthy.

While Maggie and John fall hard for each other and have a child, John and Georgette's divorce gets pretty messy. Somehow the lovebirds manage to stay in contact with each other everyday as they compare notes and knowledge for their books.

After a few years of their marriage, Maggie is finding herself working full time, looking after the kids while John is still spending all of his time working on his book. Maggie starts to feel that their relationship is falling apart and that John could still be in love with his ex, Georgette.

So, Maggie hatches a plan to try and get Georgette and John back together but she needs Georgette’s help. Sometimes plans seem good in your head, but in reality aren't that great. What would the true impact be to Maggie’s life, her kids life and John’s life if things go wrong? Love is messy but a love triangle is even worse.

Overall I enjoyed this movie, even if it was a little on the slow side.


3 out of 5 Choc Tops


Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

Directed by:

Rebecca Miller

#2016 #SonyPictures #Romance #Drama

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