Maggie's Plan

Watch Maggie's Plan

"Chapter One: Maggie Meets John"
  • R
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 38 min
  • 6.2  (18,219)
  • 76

Maggie's Plan tells the story of Maggie (played by Greta Gerwig), a young and independent woman who decides to have a child on her own using a sperm donor. However, her plans for motherhood become complicated when she falls in love with a married man, John (Ethan Hawke), who is unhappy in his marriage to Georgette (Julianne Moore), a brilliant and successful academic.

Maggie, a college administrator, has always been a planner and a fixer, but she never anticipated the emotional complexities that come with love and relationships. Despite John's marital status, Maggie pursues a relationship with him, believing that their love is real and that they are meant to be together. However, when John leaves his wife and moves in with Maggie, she soon realizes that the reality of their relationship is far from what she had envisioned.

As Maggie navigates the challenges of her love life, she also has to balance her professional aspirations and her desire to be a good mother. She finds support in her best friend, Tony (played by Bill Hader), a writer and father-figure who helps her navigate the chaos of her life.

The film explores the complexities of romantic relationships and the challenges of balancing work, family, and personal aspirations. It touches on themes of love, infidelity, and the ups and downs of modern relationships.

The performances in Maggie's Plan are outstanding, particularly Gerwig's portrayal of the quirky and endearing Maggie. Hawke and Moore also deliver excellent performances, with Moore capturing the nuances of Georgette's sharp wit and disciplined academic persona. The chemistry between Gerwig and Hawke is palpable, making their love story all the more poignant and relatable.

Written and directed by Rebecca Miller, Maggie's Plan is a refreshing take on the romantic comedy genre. It is a smart and funny film that sheds light on the complexities of modern relationships and the challenges facing women in their personal and professional lives.

Maggie's Plan is a 2016 romance movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 38 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2 and a MetaScore of 76.

Maggie's Plan
Where to Watch Maggie's Plan
Maggie's Plan is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at Hulu, Paramount+, Amazon Prime, Apple TV Channels, FuboTV, The Roku Channel, Apple TV, Amazon, Google Play, YouTube VOD and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent Maggie's Plan for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 38 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    6.2  (18,219)
  • Metascore