Maggie’s Plan, with Greta Gerwig in the titular role, is to have a baby, but it gets derailed when she falls in love with John (Ethan Hawke), who’s a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette (Julianne Moore doing some sort of accent but god knows what it is).
However, one daughter and three years later and Maggie has already got the seven year itch and is in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your man and his ex-wife are actually perfect for each other?
This sounds a bit of a duffer, but the trailer grew on me more the longer it went on, and I loved Ms Gerwig’s line “I’ve decided to embrace the mystery of the universe and stop bossing everyone around so much”, to which a little voice replies, “Good luck with that, bossy pants!”
Written and directed by Rebecca Miller, and also starring Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Wallace Shawn, Maggie’s Plan is set out in the UK from July 8th.
Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.
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