Immediate Family

Synopsis: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy will sign away custody. Things don't go quite to plan however..
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Jonathan Kaplan
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 win & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

Don't you think you're going

too fast?


I'm going 35 miles an hour.

If you didn't want to come,

you should have said.

I wanted to come.

You don't like going to

children's birthday parties.

- I like it.

- I know you find it painful.

It's not painful.

Watch it!

Some people should not be allowed

to have children.

Tell me another story.

What is that?

It's this talking computer-chip toy

I bought for Carrie.

It was probably activated

when we stopped.

- What a great present.

- Yeah? Watch. Kids hate what I buy.

Either she has 12 of them,

or only babies play with it...

...or it gives her nightmares. Watch.

Judy. Judy.

- Hi.

- Hi.

It's great to see you.

Hi. I'm Michael. Remember?

- Oh, we met...

- We met at the house one time.

- The house worked out perfectly.

- Oh, great.

Hi, Ruth.

Linda! Linda! Lin!

- Polly.

- Hi.

Oh, God! I'm so happy you're here.

- Sure. Do you believe this shindig?

- No.

I mean, I remember

my 6th birthday party.

My mother invited three

of my friends.

We each got a little Dixie cup

and a basket of M&M's.

- I thought you weren't gonna come.

- Changed my mind.

I'm glad.

Hey, Eli, don't chase Jason!

- So, what's new, Lin?

- Nothing.

No? What about with Nathanson?

I spend two weeks

whacked out on fertility drugs...

...two weeks depressed it didn't work.

Where's my lunch?

Who wants to be my lunch?

Please! I wanna be your lunch!

It's great you guys got married.

You gave her a really pretty ring.

This is a gorgeous ring.

You and Lewis kiss.

Two points.

High five!

I felt fine for the first two trimesters.

I played tennis three times a week.

Doubles, but a good game.

Then I started having contractions.

They kept me in bed until I delivered.

I thought I'd lose my mind.

But it was worth it.

Oh, I'd say so.

- Watch. Kristin, how old are you?

- Two.

- And what city do we live in?

- Seattle.

- Who's the father of cubism?

- Picasso.

John taught her that.

- Who?

- Picasso.


- Are you all right?

- Yeah. I'm okay.

- Eli, come here!

- No!

- Eli!

- No!

- You sure you're okay?

- I'm fine.

- Why are you bringing him back?

- No!

You hit her! And you apologize

to Linda. You hit her in the head.

I'm sorry. It was an accident.

- Yes, well, accidents...

- What is it? Why are you yelling?

- He smashed Linda with a baseball.

- Eli, what are you doing?

- You're turning him into a brat.

- Why am I turning him into a brat?

That's what I'd like to know.

You guys, I'm fine. Okay?

Please don't make a big production.

You knew I was going

to watch the Seahawks game!

- You were going to watch the kid.

- Okay, fine.

I'm fine. Honestly, I'm fine.

Don't give me that.

I work all week.

Picasso. Picasso.

Picasso. Picasso. Picasso.

This one's from your brother Paul.

Look. It's an ostrich.

- That's great.

- Thank you.

And this one is from

Linda and Michael.

Happy birthday, Carrie.

Oh, look. It's a Talking Teddy.

- I have this toy.

- It's okay. You can exchange it.

This one is a better one.

- My daddy bought it for me.

- Come on, say thank you.

I have this toy already.

That still hurt?

- Where?

- It's right here.


- Better?

- It's a little better.

It's the middle of the month.

I have to go to the doctor tomorrow.


We're not supposed to.

Remember when we used

to make love to try to get pregnant?

At least now when we do it,

it's for fun.

We make love for fun,

and we make babies in a jar.

I hope.

- Good night, sweetheart.

- Night.

Ellen, leave!

Ellen, get out of here!

Scat! Get!

- How are you this morning?

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Barbara Benedek

Barbara Benedek (born 1956) is a screenwriter who received a Writers Guild of America Award and several award nominations for the 1983 film The Big Chill. more…

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