Private Life is a 2018 American drama film directed by Tamara Jenkins.
Starring Paul Giamatti, Kathryn Hahn, Kayli Carter, Molly Shannon, John Carroll Lynch, Denis O'Hare, Desmin Borges, Emily Robinson, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Francesca Root-Dodson and others.
Netflix on Thursday, September 13, 2018 released the trailer:
Private Life | Official Trailer | Netflix.
Richard (Paul Giamatti) and Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) are a middle-aged couple desperately trying to have a child. After multiple failed attempts at artificial insemination, they attempt in vitro fertilisation. The couple learn that Richard has a blockage that is not letting him produce sperm, forcing him to undergo a surgery that puts him $10,000 in debt to his brother Charlie (John Carroll Lynch) and his wife Cynthia (Molly Shannon). At the same time they are also attempting to adopt a child after having previously being matched with a pregnant teenager from Arkansas who was looking to give up her child but then stopped contacting them.
After the IVF fails, their doctor floats the idea of using a donor egg to inseminate Rachel which would raise their chances of success from 4 to 65 percent. Rachel is initially against the idea, but slowly begins to contemplate it with Richard's encouragement.
Meanwhile, Cynthia's 25-year-old daughter, Sadie (Kayli Carter), decides to leave her college writing program to finish in absentia and go live with Richard and Rachel, with whom she is already very close. Rachel, who struggled with the idea of an unknown egg donor, decides that she wants to ask Sadie for her eggs. To their surprise Sadie quickly agrees, both because she loves Richard and Rachel and because she thinks the egg donation will bring meaning to her life.
Sadie informs her mother she will be donating her egg during Thanksgiving, much to her mother's displeasure. Despite the fact that Richard and Rachel tell Cynthia they will not go through with the donation without her consent, they decide to go through with pre-screening.
Here is the full cast and characters of Private Life.
The film Private Life was scheduled to be released on January 18, 2018 (Sundance) and on October 5, 2018 (United States) by Netflix.
The duration of the film is 123 minutes.
The film Private Life is rated with "R" rating.
Private Life got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 7.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 94/100. The audience also likes the film.
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