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Private Life (2018)



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Rachel (Kathryn Hahn) and Richard (Paul Giamatti) have been repeatedly trying to get pregnant, undergoing multiple fertility treatments while also exploring adoption and other options. Just as the possibilities of conception seem to get further away with each passing attempt, an unexpected Hail Mary arrives in the form of Sadie (Kayli Carter), a recent college dropout who might just prove to be the last, unconventional piece of their fertility puzzle.


Critic Reviews for Private Life

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (8)

Private Life miraculously gifts the viewer an empathetic lens to a painful battle, usually whispered, rarely openly discussed.

June 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Jenkins' writing underlines the fundamental instability at the heart of all our lives, while proposing that most universal of remedies: empathy, love.

January 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Plainly, painfully personal.

January 20, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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This is a story you'll want to watch to its exquisitely compassionate ending: a wordless final-credits aria that, as with Michael Clayton and Call Me by Your Name, speaks volumes about the nature of minute-to-minute emotional survival.

January 20, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The geometry of this strange triangle is always in flux, but it's always raw and engaging to watch the Grimes weigh the life they want to create against the ones they're in the process of living.

January 19, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

There are elements on the fringe of Private Life (a few supporting performances, the 127-minute length, a couple of sitcomish turns), that keep it from connecting as much I wanted, but the work by Paul Giamatti and Kathryn Hahn always holds it together.

January 19, 2018 | Full Review…

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