"Private Life" is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Tamara Jenkins.
The starring cast includes Paul Giamatti as Richard Grimes, Kathryn Hahn as Rachel Biegler, Kayli Carter as Sadie Barrett, Molly Shannon as Cynthia Grimes, John Carroll Lynch as Charlie Grimes, Denis O'Hare as Dr. Dordick, Desmin Borges as Sam, Emily Robinson as Charlotte Grimes, Francesca Root-Dodson as Fiona, Siobhan Fallon Hogan as Beth and others.

Here are "Private Life" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date, streaming services and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for Private Life movie?

Netflix on Thursday, September 13, 2018 released the trailer for "Private Life" you can watch here:
Private Life | Official Trailer | Netflix.

Plot summary

What is Private Life movie plot?

Here is a short review of "Private Life" movie plot summary.

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 connecting with a supposedly pregnant teenager from Arkansas who was looking to give up her child but then stopped contact.
After the IVF fails, their doctor floats the idea of using a donor egg to implant in Rachel, raising their chances of success from 4 to 65 percent. Rachel is initially against it, but slowly begins to consider it with Richard's encouragement.
Meanwhile, their 25-year-old niece, Sadie (Kayli Carter), decides to leave her college writing program to finish in absentia and go live in NYC with Richard and Rachel, with whom she is already very close. Rachel, who struggled with the idea of an unknown egg donor, decides 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.
At Thanksgiving dinner, Sadie informs her family that she will be donating her egg to Richard and Rachel, much to her mother's chagrin. 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.


Who plays who in the Private Life movie cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of "Private Life" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Paul Giamatti  as Richard Grimes
Kathryn Hahn  as Rachel Biegler
Kayli Carter  as Sadie Barrett
Molly Shannon  as Cynthia Grimes
John Carroll Lynch  as Charlie Grimes
Denis O'Hare  as Dr. Dordick
Desmin Borges  as Sam
Emily Robinson  as Charlotte Grimes
Francesca Root-Dodson  as Fiona
Siobhan Fallon Hogan  as Beth
Gabrielle Reid  as Clinic Nurse #1
Amy Russ  as Admitting Nurse #1
Caroline Martin  as Clinic Nurse #2
Nick Sullivan  as Anesthesiologist
Hettienne Park  as Female Doctor
Alyssa Cheatham  as Caroline's Older Daughter
Leah Griffin  as Caroline's Younger Daughter
Tracee Chimo Pallero  as Caroline (as Tracee Chimo)
David Cale  as David
Seaton Smith  as Brad
Lizzy DeClement  as Tiffany
Mandela Bellamy  as Famous Dave's Waitress
Kerry Flanagan  as Dr. Dordick's Receptionist
Amaya Press  as Trick-Or-Treater Girl
Vincent Condurso  as Trick-Or-Treater Boy
Barbara Singer  as Elderly Woman at Thanksgiving
Fenton Lawless  as Uncle Bob
Samantha Buck  as Psychologist
Maddie Corman  as Liz
Kelly Miller  as Dr. Russell
Don Guillory  as E.R. Doctor
Danny Deferrari  as Jonathan
Ashley Masula  as Applebee's Waitress

Release date

When is Private Life movie release date?

"Private Life" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 18, 2018 (Sundance) and on October 5, 2018 (United States) distributing by Netflix.


What are Private Life filming details?

The duration of the film is 123 minutes.

"Private Life" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.


What are critics and audiences saying about Private Life movie?

"Private Life" movie 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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