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Maggie's Plan Review

Good

A New York comedy with vivid characters and a contrived plot, this feels rather a lot like a Woody Allen movie. Although writer-director Rebecca Miller keeps it rather cute and silly, avoiding the more pointed issues raised in her script. Still, the snaky, farcical story is very entertaining, and the witty performances from the terrific cast make it well worth a look.

Greta Gerwig plays Maggie, a woman who has given up on finding the perfect man, so she sets out to have a child using a donation from a pickle entrepreneur (Travis Fimmel). Then just after she has the fertilisation procedure, she falls for her fellow professor John (Ethan Hawke), who's looking for a reason to leave his haughty Danish wife Georgette (Julianne Moore). Three years later, Maggie and John are settled down with their toddler daughter. But Maggie is frustrated that John has become aimless, unable to finish his long-in-the-works novel. She's also somehow ended up raising his and Georgette's kids (Mina Sundwall and Jackson Frazer). So she hatches a plan to get Georgette to take him back.

The premise is ingenious, and Miller fills it in with colourful characters and lots of detail, plus several convenient twists and implausible turns of the plot. This keeps the film from ever becoming more than a bit of nutty fluff, but at least it's entertaining fluff. Gerwig and Hawke are superb as self-involved people whose relationship develops in surprisingly resonant ways. Both are sympathetic but not hugely likeable in the way they remain oblivious to everyone around them, and watching them interact is a lot of fun. But the entire film is stolen by Moore in a hilariously spiky turn as the high-maintenance Georgette, who peers imperiously through her riotous array of furs and scarves but can only barely hide the fragile person inside.

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Adam Yauch Park Naming Ceremony

Neol Yauch, Frances Yauch, Stephen Levin, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz, Marty Markowitz and Kevin Jeffrey - Renaming of Palmetto Playground to Adam Yauch Park in Brooklyn. The late Beastie Boy was honored in ceremony by his mother and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz. - New York City, New York, United States - Friday 3rd May 2013

Neol Yauch, Frances Yauch, Stephen Levin, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz, Marty Markowitz and Kevin Jeffrey
Neol Yauch, Frances Yauch, Stephen Levin, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz, Marty Markowitz and Kevin Jeffrey
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Stephen Levin, Guests, Neol Yauch, Frances Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz, Marty Markowitz, Kevin Jeffrey and John Silva
Stephen Levin, Guests, Neol Yauch, Frances Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Rachael Horovitz, Marty Markowitz, Kevin Jeffrey and John Silva
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Moneyball Review


Excellent
Based on Michael Lewis' nonfiction book, this film is written, directed and played with both intelligence and emotion. And the most impressive thing is the way it avoids sentimentality at every turn, even when things turn emotional.

After an unsuccessful career as a baseball player, Billy Beane (Pitt) is now the general manager of the Oakland A's. But the team's low budget makes it unable to compete with the league's wealthy clubs. Then he meets Peter (Hill), an economist who uses stats and numbers to rank players, and they work out a system to field a championship team within budget. Getting the coach (Hoffman) to go along with this is virtually impossible, and baseball's old timers think Billy is insane. Until the A's start winning.

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36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - 'Moneyball' - Premiere Held At The The Roy Thomson Hall

Rachael Horovitz Friday 9th September 2011 36th Annual Toronto International Film Festival - 'Moneyball' - Premiere held at the The Roy Thomson Hall Toronto, Canada

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HBO Films Premiere Of 'Grey Gardens' At The Ziegfeld Theater

Rachael Horovitz and Lucy Barzun Donnelly - Rachael Horovitz and Lucy Barzun Donnelly New York City, USA - HBO Films premiere of 'Grey Gardens' at The Ziegfeld Theater Tuesday 14th April 2009

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Little Black Book Review


Weak
Fall is approaching, and with it comes the next wave of lighthearted romantic comedies that are all that stands between the lonely, desperate women of America and a long, cold winter of depression and self-loathing. First out of the gate is Little Black Book, a cutesy comedy that offers about as much insight into the perils and wonder of human relationships as just about any daytime drama, but with a few laughs thrown in.

As the opening credits roll, we meet Stacy (Brittany Murphy), a young college grad heading out into the exciting world of low-budget television production. She dreams of one day working with her childhood idol, Diane Sawyer. And her mother loves Carly Simon. I don't know why the part about Carly Simon is important, but it's a recurring theme throughout the film. If her mother ever actually got any screen time, perhaps the Carly Simon thing would become at least marginally relevant to the story. But no dice. Even so, we're treated to several inexplicable Carly Simon moments that have nothing to do with anything, really, and don't add anything of substance to the film.

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Maggie's Plan Movie Review

Maggie's Plan Movie Review

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Moneyball Movie Review

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