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476 Ratings

Maggie's Plan

Directed by Rebecca Miller
United States, 2015


A young woman tries to make it on her own in New York City.

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Maggie's Plan Directed by Rebecca Miller
The film is beautifully written and directed by Rebecca Miller, beautifully acted by its all-star cast, and beautifully scored. It is full of little surprises that add to its sense of perfection. Kathleen Hanna, for instance, pops up as a Québécoise folkie doing Springsteen.
August 12, 2016
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For better or worse, the film never apologizes for staying true to this thorny process. It remains content to skip over the salacious parts of Maggie’s schemes to revel in the long, messy aftermath.
May 24, 2016
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The romantic roundelay is cleverly constructed but it doesn’t come alive in action, symbol, or image; it’s a mere mechanism that’s adorned solely by the actors’ lively performances. Gerwig’s vocal inflections are consistently inspired, and Moore seems to be having a ball delivering chilly intellectual affectations in a Danish accent, but it’s whimsy in a void: the characters have little connection, motivation, context, or substance.
May 20, 2016
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