Immediate Family (1989)

Director
Jonathan Kaplan

Main cast
Glenn Close; James Woods; Mary Stuart Masterson; Kevin Dillon; Linda Darlow

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
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..


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