#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – 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 and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?
Plot: 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 and impossible Georgette. But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?
Smart Tags: #brooklyn_new_york_city #two_word_title #written_by_director #title_directed_by_female #chance_meeting #career_advice #new_york_city #advisor #love_triangle #love #falling_in_love #nightie #couple #writer #academic #semen #pickle_jar #divorce #ex_husband_ex_wife_relationship #mother_son_relationship #mother_daughter_relationship
|6.2/10 Votes: 16,125|
|5.7 Votes: 285 Popularity: 13.208|
**Returning a product to the previous owner!**
Kind of a refreshing romance-drama on the cheating/divorce theme. Written and directed by Rebecca Miller. A great comeback after the six years of gap, but not a masterstroke. The casting was very impressive, particularly it was Greta Gerwig’s typical film. I mean, if you enjoy watching her films, then you would do the same for it. On the other hand, her signature performance kind of bored to me. I mean all her film character was kind of easy-go-lucky soft-touch and comedic girl, I want her to try the different roles and genres. Maybe that’s the reason many people had turned it down. Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore were in the decent supporting roles, but everybody shared enough screen to call its their film too and delivered some good lines.
I had a good time with it, because it was better than I anticipated. The story was good and its entire narration they have developed it finely. Unfortunately, it is an R film, otherwise it could have been a film for all. Kind of it reminds us the Woody Allen’s style of presentation. Because you know even in the tough times for film characters, they calm and coolly deals it. So that makes it is a stress free film, especially if you just had a bad day, it might help you cool down. But don’t expect the loud laughs in the comedy parts, then you should not opt it.
The overall film is worth a watch, but don’t believe those who are saying it is too bad. It might be bad for them, though definitely not bad to bash it top to bottom. The critics thumbed it up, and if you welcome decent films, then go for it and decide yourself. The film has lots of good qualities, but this could be the last film of Greta I’ll be watching if she does not appear in a distinct role in her next, because like I said I already bored of her in the same old. Finally, I feel I want to suggest it, but not to everybody, particularly not the youngster, the grown ups might like it better.
A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com
In the latest indie to set itself out as an ‘intelligent’ alternative to the classic formulaic rom-com, “Maggie’s Plan” aims high, makes a strong effort, but sadly fails. It feels like another one of Woody Allen’s more cleverless films, one that has decent enough writing but struggles to elicit any genuine laughs.(This film is written and directed by Rebecca Miller, adapted from the original Karen Rinaldi story).
Everyone’s favorite quirky hipster actress, Greta Gerwig, is perfectly cast at the titular character. Her charming demeanor works and plays well off of Ethan Hawke, who turns in one of his best performances as a professor of ficto-critical anthropology (if you find his title hysterically funny then you, my friend, are the target audience for this movie), and Julianne Moore (as a brilliant yet cold Columbia professor). The cast gives it their all; too bad these actors don’t have a better script to work with.
This messy and uneven film can’t seem to make up its mind regarding the overall tone. It’s part screwball comedy, part hipster philosophy and part family dramedy. There’s a huge emphasis on a toddler (the admittedly cute Ida Rohatyn) that was lost on me as a non-parent. I think the kid stuff is just too much and is completely unnecessary to the story.
Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader are wasted in unremarkable supporting roles; their characters are never developed and seem to exist solely for a few punchlines (that aren’t very funny). There’s only a shell of a plot and not much ever happens in relation to it. The film is just a bunch of talking and a string of cute incidents that are all (sort of) related to Maggie’s big plan. The film is very strained and the big “twist” ending is something that only a true moron couldn’t see coming from a mile away.
**A SCREEN ZEALOTS REVIEW www.screenzealots.com**
I didn’t hate this movie but I also can’t figure out who in the world to recommend it to. Maybe it would make a decent rental if you’re a fan of Gerwig or Hawke.
An indie film without indie charm
Among many other things, the best dialogue-driven character studies can create a sense of real connectedness between the viewer and the people depicted on screen. If well narrated, those films can serve as a mirror to your own experiences or open up new perspectives on life in general. Directors that have managed to achieve this in the past like (the early) Woody Allen or Noah Baumbach are also often named as references when it comes to Rebecca Miller’s latest film Maggie’s Plan.
Indeed, when you saw the trailer, you got the feeling a new Baumbach is coming up: set in New York, starring Greta Gerwig playing a Gerta Gerwig-character and a plot revolving around existential questions of a group of well-educated, slightly quirky people. I love all of these elements and mixed with a cast including Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore I was very excited to see this film.
However, the aspects of indie films I mentioned above which I deem so important are all missing here. Once you have accepted the awkward premise (which is far-fetched enough) that the protagonist Maggie (Greta Gerwig) desperately wants to reunite her husband John (Ethan Hawke) with his ex-wife (Julianne Moore), the film misses all its chances to handle the characters’ issues with precision and depth. This starts with the poor writing which does include some amusing lines and interesting insights (my favourite being John’s take on unborn babies) but still fails to make the characters’ motivations and intentions appear reasonable. Despite the fact that they are always quite short, films like The Squid and the Whale never feel rushed. In Maggie’s Plan we see many rapid developments and turns in attitude that are often hard to make sense of.
Apart from problems in the script, the film suffers from the way it is directed. One major element is a trope that is more than predominant in recent cinema which comes down to a formula many directors seem to have internalised deeply: Shaky camera = Authenticity. In order to immerse the viewer within a scene, many films employ this technique, however in many cases in such a exaggerated manner that it becomes a parody of itself (Exhibit A: The Hunger Games; Counterexample (how it should be done): Children of Men). The same is the case in Maggie’s Plan. It is the film’s ambition to live up to its predecessors by offering a perspective that feels true to life. But unnecessary zoom-ins, shakes and pans occasionally disrupt the viewing experience. Films that rely on quiet, emotional scenes like this one benefit from a rather still, observant depiction, so that the viewer likely forgets that there is a camera.
Having said all this, I still consider Maggie’s Plan an average film which is mostly due to the cast. The actors do what they can to give the weird script at least some emotional depth (even though I add Julianne Moore’s choice of accent to the list of things that bewildered me). My harsh critique is probably due to high expectations. But I just didn’t assume they were that high, as I would have been happy, if some main elements that separate these kinds of films from major blockbusters had been displayed.
My main concern with this review is to counter the many voices comparing this film to indie masterpieces like Frances Ha or Annie Hall. Maggie’s Plan is not even close to being in the same league. To quote Pulp Fiction, it is not even the same sport.
This film is a Woody Allen wannabe. It doesn’t rate the noble title of, “Screwball Comedy,” because the contrived and humorless “humor” doesn’t come close to that sparkling genre of yesteryear. To compare the film to the likes of, “Bringing Up Baby,” or “My Man Godfrey” is sheer wishful thinking, either on the part of the viewer, and/or the writer-director. Miller’s work never seems to rise above film school caliber, with incoherent plot lines, annoying characters and an overall quality that this writer-director has no greater message or story to convey without having to resort to the bizarre. The incestuous overtones between father and daughter in, “The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” or, in the novel, “Jacob’s Folly,” a human being reincarnated into an oversexed fly come to mind.
This is the story of Maggie (Greta Gerwig), a control-freak who can’t maintain a relationship but wants a child, and decides to achieve this end by artificial insemination using the semen of a–pickle entrepreneur. Seriously. In a disgusting scene Gerwig, spreadeagled, inseminates herself with a turkey baster only to have the married John (Ethan Hawke) show up at her place to declare his love for her. Another example of the Self-Absorbed so prevalent in this movie, John is unhappily married to the highly successful Georgette, played by Julianne Moore using an accent that’s supposed to be Danish, but sounds like something between bad Eva Braun and Frau Bluuker from “Young Frankenstein.” The impression left by John’s sudden love of Maggie ties into the fact that she loves the book he has been writing for years while his current wife ignores it.
In poor story construction, from the night John shows up at Maggie’s place and has sex with her apres her self-insemination, a sudden jump of three years into the future finds the couple now married to one another–unhappily–with a child of their own. John has turned out to be a deadbeat non-supporter who saddles Maggie with the bread winning, housework and child rearing, including his children from his previous marriage to Georgette still absorbed in writing the book he has never finished. So Maggie devises a plan to reunite Georgette and John once again, freeing her to the happy realm of single motherhood. We’re supposed to sympathize with, or find amusing, this ditz who has no compunction to get involved with a married man, marry him, uproot his children, and then wants a divorce from him because she can’t live with the consequences of her actions.
I wish it could be said this movie had lines worth mentioning. It defeats the purpose of a dialogue-driven movie when the script is mediocre and not in the least bit funny. Ethan Hawke does a good job of playing the deadbeat John as though he’s wise enough as an actor to know he is in a film of not much importance and doesn’t take the job too seriously. Greta Gerwig has a field day once again, playing Greta Gerwig in an Indie film, a serious reincarnation of all her previous roles. Somehow, it gets tiresome. If you enjoy films about self-absorbed New Yorkers who relate only to their own shallow inner circles, this might be your cup of tea. Especially if you equate far flung sympathy to their apocalyptic over reaction when their selfish and shallow plans, that no one else can truly relate to, except perhaps for a spoiled brat with a trust fund fall through, makes you find this relative or amusing. But overall, the feel and execution of this film reminds me of rushed, school girl projects hashed out at the last minute in a college dorm. It’s an arrogant attempt to paint modern life into the slanted cosmic view of the writer and director, all the while leaving the strong impression this person knows nothing of the real world, or life, after all.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 38 min (98 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director Rebecca Miller
Writer Rebecca Miller (written for the screen by), Karen Rinaldi (based on a story by)
Actors Greta Gerwig, George Ashiotis, Bill Hader, Monte Greene
Awards 1 win & 9 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)