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Maggie's Plan

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Quirky, talky indie comedy about love, life has some edge.

Movie R 2016 108 minutes
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This movie is sometimes maddening and not wholly original (Woody Allen has trodden this path before), but it's funny and fresh in the best ways that an indie comedy can be. Gerwig is key to selling Maggie's Plan's so-wacky-it's-almost-annoying premise; charming and empathetic, her performance is grounded in a genuineness many actresses can't pull off. The entire ensemble performs well, despite some artificial-sounding dialogue from writer-director Rebecca Miller. That said, Miller does manage to capture the narcissism and self-destruction that afflicts even those with the best intentions.

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