In Rebecca Miller's witty modern romantic comedy MAGGIE'S PLAN, Greta Gerwig portrays Maggie Hardin, a vibrant and practical thirty-something New Yorker working in education, who without success in finding love, decides now is the time to have a child on her own. But when she meets John Harding (Ethan Hawke), an anthropology professor and struggling novelist, Maggie falls in love for the first time, and adjusts her plans for motherhood.
Complicating matters, John is in an unhappy marriage with Georgette (Julianne Moore), an ambitious academic who is driven by her work. With some help from Maggie's eccentric and hilarious best friends, married couple Tony (Bill Hader) and Felicia (Maya Rudolph), Maggie sets in motion a new plan that intertwines their lives and connects them in surprising and humorous ways.
The music to the film was composed by Michael Rohatyn. This is his 4thcollaboration with Rebecca Miller. Once again he provides an engaging jazzyscore guiding the viewers through the intricacies of these entangled relationships.
The album also features a number of songs, such as Man In The Street (Don Drummond), Rudy, A Message To You (Dandy Livingston), Dancing in the Dark (Bruce Springsteen), and a memorable cover of it by Kathleen Hanna and Tommy Buck.