Immediate Family (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

Immediate Family (1989)




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Movie Info

A couple who cannot have children (Glenn Close and James Woods) seeks the aid of a surrogate mother (Mary Stuart Masterson) in this drama from Jonathan Kaplan.

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Glenn Close
as Linda Spector
James Woods
as Michael Spector
Linda Darlow
as Susan Drew
Jane Greer
as Michael's Mother
Mimi Kennedy
as Eli's Mom
Charles Levin
as Eli's Dad
Kristin Sanderson
as Kristin `Picasso'
Merrilyn Gann
as Kristin's Mom
Wendy Van Riesen
as Pregnant Woman
Katie Murray
as Birthday Girl
Babs Chula
as Birthday Girl's Mom
Thor Derksen
as Paper Boy
Jonathan Sedman
as Kid with Football
Jeff Stanford
as Lab Technician
Elinore Then
as Dr. Nathanson's Nurse
Walter Marsh
as Dr. Nathanson
Deryl Fell
as Father at Game
John Kirkconnell
as Son at Game
Rebecca Toolan
as Real Estate Woman
Donna Peerless
as Linda's Client
Lynn Eastman
as Phone Operator
Janet Judd
as Woman on Bus
Freda Perry
as Lawyer's Receptionist
Brenda Crichlow
as Doctor's Receptionist
Celine Lockhart
as Rich Mother
Anita Kam
as Rich Daughter
Bill Croft
as Man on Phone
Veena Sood
as Admitting Nurse
Tess Brady
as Delivery Doctor
Daniel Roberds
as Baby William/Andrew
Benjamin Altschul
as One-year-old William
Nora Heflin
as Dr. Samuels
Gloria Reuben
as Maternity Nurse
Alma Beltran
as Spanish Woman
Joyce Erickson
as Vet Receptionist
Simone Clelland
as Anne Marie
Robyn Simons
as Girl in Vet's Office
Liam Ramsey
as Lucy's Stepbrother
Maya Saunders
as Lucy's Stepsister
Stephen E. Miller
as Lucy's Stepfather
Jane Mortifee-Birch
as Sam's Mother
Chuck Bennett
as Sportscaster
Colleen Darnell
as Salon Employee
Ashlee MacMilliam
as Girl at Puppet Show
Nora Kletter
as Girl at Puppet Show
Alisha Bell
as Kid on Blanket
Tony Dakota
as Kid on Blanket
Jennifer Sedman
as Kid on Blanket
Chelsea Hooper
as Kid on Blanket
Richard White
as Anxious Father
Darrell Roberds
as Anxious Father
Blu Mankuma
as Crib Mover
Andrew Kavadas
as Crib Mover
Andrea Mann
as Spanish Woman's Daughter
Beatriz Pizano
as Spanish Woman's Daughter
Venus Terzo
as Spanish Woman's Daughter, Ruby
Joanne Bates
as Home Buyer
Rob Roy
as Home Buyer
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Critic Reviews for Immediate Family

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

I cared for all of the characters, I was moved by the writing and acting of some of the key scenes, and yet the movie as a whole failed to really reach me.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Their willful exploitation of a young woman in financial straits struck me as pathetic, particularly since the Masterson character is as full of life and passion as the yuppie couple is empty.

May 20, 2020 | Full Review…

This is a movie that means to be serious and compassionate. And it is, in a way. It is also one of the most dangerously elitist films about parenting that I've seen in a long time.

September 6, 2019 | Full Review…

An intriguing and important watch

February 7, 2006 | Rating: 3/5

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

October 25, 2003 | Rating: 73/100 | Full Review…

A lifeless domestic drama that drags its sentimental heels about the childless stagnation of a middle-aged couple. Want an emotional uplift? Attend a PTA meeting instead!

May 27, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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