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Private Life (2018)

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An author is undergoing multiple fertility therapies to get pregnant, putting her relationship with her husband on edge.

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Tamara Jenkins

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Tamara Jenkins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathryn Hahn ... Rachel Biegler
Paul Giamatti ... Richard Grimes
Gabrielle Reid ... Clinic Nurse #1
Amy Russ ... Admitting Nurse #1
Caroline Martin ... Clinic Nurse #2
Nick Sullivan ... Anesthesiologist
Hettienne Park ... Female Doctor
Denis O'Hare ... Dr. Dordick
Molly Shannon ... Cynthia Grimes
John Carroll Lynch ... Charlie Grimes
Emily Robinson ... Charlotte Grimes
Kayli Carter ... Sadie Barrett
Alyssa Cheatham ... Caroline's Older Daughter
Leah Griffin ... Caroline's Younger Daughter
Tracee Chimo Pallero ... Caroline (as Tracee Chimo)
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Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the weird world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption. When their doctor suggests third party reproduction, they bristle. But when Sadie, a recent college drop out, re-enters their life, they reconsider.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for strong sexual content, some graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Richard reads Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle Book 1" in bed. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Rachel Biegler: Remember what Marty said?
Richard Grimes: Ugh.
Rachel Biegler: "Having a baby is an immoral act."
Richard Grimes: Marty's an idiot.
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Connections

Features The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Sympathique
Written by China Forbes and Thomas M. Lauderdale
Performed by Pink Martini
Courtesy of Heinz Records
By arrangement with Sugaroo!
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LOVED THIS FILM
6 October 2018 | by jessewriterSee all my reviews

It is so rare for me to enjoy every single aspect of a film. The acting was superb. The writing was top shelf. Wonderful cast. Good sets. Enjoyable soundtrack. And I usually complain about two hours being too long but, in this case, I didn't mind at all and didn't want it to end. I don't remember when I've enjoyed a movie this much; there's so much junk out there. The only minor point I didn't like, and it's trivial, is putting a title on different scenes. Like a headline on a sub-text. I think I would've understood the transitions just fine without the titles.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Private Life See more »

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Likely Story, Netflix See more »
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1.85 : 1
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