Maggie ‘s plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John (played by Ethan Hawke), a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant and impossible Georgette (played by the always lovely Julianne Moore) But one daughter and three years later, Maggie is out of love and in a quandary: what do you do when you suspect your new husband and his ex wife are actually perfect for each other?
Fans of Greta Gerwig will most definitely enjoy Maggie’s Plan – it is her movie for sure. But for the rest of us, we are left feeling a bit disappointed. I found myself waiting patiently for the BIG MOMENT of the movie..and when it finally comes, it is the final thirty seconds of the film. I would have much rather seen the next 15 minutes of that storyline unfold.
The shining performance for me wasn’t the big names mentioned above, but actually the character of Guy played to perfection by Travis Fimmel. I only wish his storyline was a bigger part of the film.
Maggies Plan is now playing in select theaters and is rated R.
Lisa Erdman is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. Her weekly movie reviews appear on Fox 26 KNPN. You can follow her for movie reviews & news @take2review on all social media.