Film Reviews for Sophisticated Cinephiles

A movie review podcast hosted by Hollywood critics, Les Roberts and Ann Elder. Each episode contains an in depth analysis of a chosen film. Les and Ann's Hollywood experience gives them the insight to discuss plot, script, casting, and whatever else you might want to know!

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"Maggie's Plan"

Review Summary: Ann and Les say that this is like "a bad Woody Allen movie," and they were bothered by both the pretentiousness and the complaining of the characters.

Plot: A lonesome, 38-year-old woman is so desperate to have a child that she tries to break up the marriage of a coworker. Runtime 98 minutes.

Director: Rebecca Miller

Writer: Rebecca Miller

Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke, Julianne Moore

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