Saturday, July 16, 2016
Maggie's Plan (2015)
IMDb plot summary: Maggie's plan to have a baby on her own is derailed when she falls in love with John, a married man, destroying his volatile marriage to the brilliant Georgette.
Directed by Rebecca Miller. Starring Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore, Greta Gerwig, and Bill Hader.
It's hard to think of a recent movie that left less of an impression on me than this one. The only thing I came away from it with was a certainty that I do not care for Greta Gerwig. Her acting always seems so insincere to me, and while that worked in Frances Ha, where she was supposed to be a detached, insincere millennial, it made the first half of this movie especially ring very false. There's just no point to the story as a whole; it meanders through unlikeable characters and awkward scenes and ends up... nowhere. This is indie comedy/drama at its least compelling.
How it entered my Flickchart:
Maggie's Plan < Good Morning, Vietnam
Maggie's Plan < Rebel Without a Cause
Maggie's Plan > The Good German
Maggie's Plan > Detour
Maggie's Plan > Thor: The Dark World
Maggie's Plan < The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Maggie's Plan < Pete's Dragon
Maggie's Plan < Mulan
Maggie's Plan < Gilda
Maggie's Plan < The Balloonatic
Maggie's Plan > 10 Items or Less
Final spot: #1935 out of 2479.