Rebecca Miller’s new witty romantic comedy “Maggie’s Plan” charmed audiences and critics when it premiered at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival, and then later when was it released in theaters this past May. Now, it soon will enchant audiences when it hits home video.
The film follows Maggie (Greta Gerwig), a vibrant and independent New Yorker, decides to become a single mother with the help of a former college acquaintance (Travis Fimmel), but the initial plan comes up against fate when she meets and falls for “ficto-critical anthropologist” John (Ethan Hawke), whose marriage to Columbia University professor Georgette (Julianne Moore) is falling apart. Years later when Maggie finds herself falling out of love with her now husband, she devises a new plan to reconnect John with Georgette. The film also stars Bill Hader (“Trainwreck”), Maya Rudolph (“Bridesmaids”), and Wallace Shawn (“My Dinner with Andre”). Watch an exclusive clip featuring the film’s cast praising director Rebecca Miller.
This is Rebecca Miller’s fifth film. She has previously directed “Angela,” “Personal Velocity: Three Portraits,” which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival, “The Ballad of Jack and Rose,” and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.” She also wrote the 2005 film “Proof,” starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis.
It will be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms on August 23 from Sony Pictures Classics.