• The Meddler (2016)

The Meddler

Release Date: April 22nd, 2016

DVD Release Date: September 6th, 2016

PG-13 |1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary

After the death of her husband, a woman (Susan Sarandon) moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter (Rose Byrne).

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Casey Wilson, Jason Ritter

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Anonymous Content

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Keywords: Transformation, Los Angeles, Touching, Daughter, Rise, Mother

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Apart from being a series of comic vignettes, The Meddler is also framed partially as a romance, and a very endearing one at that. show more

  • 55
    Alonso DuraldeTheWrap

    Everyone’s so damn happy and grateful to have been meddled with that it undercuts both the comedy and the drama in this film from writer-director Lorene Scafaria. show more

  • 60
    Jon FroschThe Hollywood Reporter

    For all its relatability, the movie is safe and sitcomishly amusing rather than sharply funny, hitting the same genial notes over and over instead of building real comic momentum. show more

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