Immediate Family (film)

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Immediate Family
Immediate family poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJonathan Kaplan
Produced byLawrence Kasdan
Sarah Pillsbury
Midge Sanford
Written byBarbara Benedek
Music byBrad Fiedel
CinematographyJohn Lindley
Edited byJane Kurson
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 27 October 1989 (1989-10-27)
Running time
95 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$14 million
Box office$5,932,613[1]

Immediate Family is a 1989 drama film directed by Jonathan Kaplan. It stars Glenn Close and James Woods as a married childless couple who want a baby. They decide to adopt from a pregnant teenage girl played by Mary Stuart Masterson who later gets second thoughts.


The successful couple Linda Spector (Glenn Close) and Michael Spector (James Woods) have been married for ten years and desperately want to be parents. They try to conceive but are unable. They turn to an adoption agency and meet the pregnant 17-year-old Lucy (Mary Stuart Masterson). She thinks the couple can provide better for her baby than she and her boyfriend Sam (Kevin Dillon). The Spectors take care of Lucy during her pregnancy and they become close but Lucy becomes uncertain about giving up her baby.



Immediate Family received mixed reviews from critics, as the film holds a 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 11 reviews.

Awards and nominations[edit]

National Board of Review of Motion Pictures

  • 1989: Won, "Best Supporting Actress" - Mary Stuart Masterson

Young Artist Award

  • 1990: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" - Kevin Dillon


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