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Private Life (2018)Private Life (2018)

Private Life (2018)

Comedy, Drama

best
THE VERY BEST

8.1

movie

United States of America

English

Grown-up Comedy, Romantic, Slice-of-Life

2018

Female director, Tamara Jenkins

Alyssa Cheatham, Caroline Martin, Danny Deferrari

123 min

Synopsis

Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.

Our Take

8.1
The Staff

Paul Giamatti, man. Ever watched Win/Win? What a performance. I didn’t think he could do any better than that. But here he did.

This movie is now on Netflix. It’s about a couple that is trying to have a kid but can’t. Their frustration grows, but so does their willingness to do whatever it takes to become parents. They try to adopt, go to fertility clinics and ultimately ask their niece to donate her eggs. To really work, such a plot requires well-written, multifaceted characters one can relate to. I did, and it really worked.

Comments

M
moobees

If you watch movies for the characters, you will love Private Life.

S
Shasha

Poor thriller. The story doesn’t adds up! Sometimes it doesn’t even make sense (the story). Didn’t like it!

L
Littlebigfan

This didn’t work for me. It’s a 90 minute movie stuffed into 2+ hours. Some great lines, but the plot points were all waiting for a conclusion that didn’t really seem worth the time.

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