Immediate Family (film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Jonathan Kaplan|
|Produced by||Lawrence Kasdan|
|Written by||Barbara Benedek|
|Music by||Brad Fiedel|
|Edited by||Jane Kurson|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
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.
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- Glenn Close as Linda Spector
- James Woods as Michael Spector
- Mary Stuart Masterson as Lucy
- Kevin Dillon as Sam
- Linda Darlow as Lawyer Susan Drew
- Harrison Mohr as Eli
- Mimi Kennedy as Eli's mother
- Charles Levin as Eli's father
- Jessica James as Bessie
- Ken Lerner as Josh
- Jane Greer as Michael's Mother
Immediate Family received mixed reviews from critics, as the film holds a 55% rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 11 reviews.
Awards and nominations
- 1989: Won, "Best Supporting Actress" - Mary Stuart Masterson
- 1990: Nominated, "Best Young Actor Supporting Role in a Motion Picture" - Kevin Dillon
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- Immediate Family on IMDb
- Immediate Family at the TCM Movie Database
- Immediate Family at AllMovie
- Immediate Family at Rotten Tomatoes
- Immediate Family at Box Office Mojo
- "Immediate Family", review by Roger Ebert.