Cinema: Fetal Attraction


IMMEDIATE FAMILY Directed by Jonathan Kaplan

Screenplay by Barbara Benedek

The Spectors' car swerves to avoid a boy who has darted out into the road, and nice Michael (James Woods) mutters to his nice wife Linda (Glenn Close), "Some people should not be allowed to have children!" He is voicing a common belief that those who are having the most kids can't raise them, and those who can afford kids aren't having them. O.K. then. Who should raise the first generation of 21st century teenagers? The healthy, efficient yuppies, who just might be able to fit a child into their Filofax...

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