Greta Gerwig? Good enough, it would seem, to be able to do no wrong on screen. Even in underwhelming movies, she shines, and though she usually looks pretty much the same, that face and body hide quite a versatile-in-her-own-way actress.
In Rebecca Miller's newest film about the female (Miller also made the excellent Robin Wright movie The Private Lives of Pippa Lee), Gerwig gets another loaded role that she brings to life with compelling intelligence and ease.
TrustMovies suspects, is that the actress always makes it appear that she has just sort of stumbled into a movie about her very own life. (Yes, she's that real.) In MAGGIE'S PLAN, she plays a young-but-getting-worrisomely-older woman who, given her record of bad romances up till now, decides to inseminate herself with the right male's semen, have her baby, and raise it on her own. Yes: Good luck with that.
Travis Fimmel), whose sperm she decides on using; a fellow named John (Ethan Hawke), whom she subsequently falls in love with; and Georgette (Julianne Moore, below, sporting a delicious pseudo-Danish accent), John's soon-to-be ex.
Karen Rinaldi) she has grafted her signature sensibility onto this tale. These people are every bit as unsure, if not downright unstable, as any we're likely to meet in modern day movies. They haven't figured out how and when to properly strengthen and/or hold back on that control.
Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader, above) but these may prove too oddball for general audiences, who prefer their rom-coms straight up and with proper closure. By the end of Maggie's Plan, we get but a hint of what might be in the cards (and has actually been there all along).
Sony Pictures Classics, the movie -- running 98 minutes and already playing in theaters across the country -- opens here in South Florida this Friday, June 10, at AMC AVENTURA 24 AVENTURA, LIVING ROOM THEATERS BOCA RATON, PALACE 20 BOCA RATON, SHADOWOOD SQUARE 16 BOCA RATON, BOYNTON BEACH 14 BOYNTON BEACH, PARADISE 24 DAVIE, MOVIES OF DEL RAY DELRAY BEACH, GATEWAY 4 FT LAUDERDALE, MOVIES OF LAKE WORTH LAKE WORTH, SOUTH BEACH 18 MIAMI BEACH, AMC SUNSET PLACE 24 SOUTH MIAMI, LAST PICTURE SHOW TAMARAC. Elsewhere? Sure: Just click here, and scroll down to view all the cities and theaters.