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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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Storyline

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

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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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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When reviewing a website of potential egg donors, one of the first candidates is listed as being from Park City UT. Private Life was released at the Sundance Film Festival, which is in Park City. 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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References Rosemary's Baby (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

Wasting My Time
Written and performed by Harry Nilsson
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment
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It definitely pulls you in
16 October 2018 | by Nikkers980See all my reviews

The whole film I was waiting for that high -- that relief to come and it never came. And that just very well may be how it is for those struggling with infertility. It definitely pulls you in and you forget you're watching a movie. Walking away from this I feel I have learned so much more about infertility, relationships etc ... Great acting, and great story telling.


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