Immediate Family (1989)


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Glenn Close and James Woods star in this artery-clogging schmaltz about a childless couple who desperately want to have a baby. Linda (Close) and Michael Spector (Woods) are an upscale couple who have everything -- except a child. Linda mists over after she takes her temperature, plans the correct time for conception, and then her period starts. Despite medical intervention, the Spectors cannot conceive. They finally decide to adopt a child and meet the pregnant 17-year-old Lucy (Mary Stuart … More

Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Barbara Benedek
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 22, 2003
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Linda Spector

as Michael Spector

as Susan Drew

as Michael's Mother

as Bessie

as Eli's Mom

as Eli's Dad

as Kristin `Picasso'

as Kristin's Mom

as Pregnant Woman

as Home Buyer

as Birthday Girl

as Birthday Girl's Mom

as Paper Boy

as Kid with Football

as Lab Technician

as Dr. Nathanson's Nurs...

as Dr. Nathanson

as Josh

as Father at Game

as Son at Game

as Real Estate Woman

as Linda's Client

as Phone Operator

as Woman on Bus

as Lawyer's Receptionis...

as Doctor's Receptionis...

as Rich Mother

as Rich Daughter

as Man on Phone

as Admitting Nurse

as Delivery Doctor

as Baby William/Andrew

as One-year-old William

as Dr. Samuels

as Maternity Nurse

as Spanish Woman

as Vet Receptionist

as Anne Marie

as Girl in Vet's Office

as Lucy's Stepbrother

as Lucy's Stepsister

as Lucy's Stepfather

as Sam's Mother

as Sportscaster

as Salon Employee

as Girl at Puppet Show

as Girl at Puppet Show

as Kid on Blanket

as Kid on Blanket

as Kid on Blanket

as Kid on Blanket

as Anxious Father

as Anxious Father

as Crib Mover

as Crib Mover

as Spanish Woman's Daug...

as Spanish Woman's Daug...

as Spanish Woman's Daug...

as Home Buyer
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Critic Reviews for Immediate Family

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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

An intriguing and important watch

February 7, 2006
Film Threat

A sappy success, mixing laughter, drama and trepidation, but most of all, heart.

Full Review… | October 25, 2003
Apollo Guide

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