Trivia for Private Life
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- When reviewing a website of potential egg donors, one of the first candidates is listed as being from Park City UT. Private Life was released at the Sundance Film Festival, which is in Park City.
- Richard reads Karl Ove Knausgaard's "My Struggle Book 1" in bed.
- Had its world premiere at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, arriving on Netflix internationally 9 months later.
- Kathryn Hahn here plays a woman who has difficulty conceiving. In reality, Hahn is a mother of two.
- This is Tamara Jenkins' first film since her Oscar-nominated The Savages (2007) 11 years previously. She had spent the time as a writer for hire, teacher and being a new mother.
- After reading the script, Kathryn Hahn was convinced that she had little chance of landing the lead. So she bought a plane ticket to New York City and took Tamara Jenkins out for dinner on a charm offensive. Despite an incident with a spilled glass of wine, it worked.
- Shot over a period of 30 days.
- Based in part on Tamara Jenkins' own experiences of going through fertility treatments.