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The Meddler (2015)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 3 June 2016 (Spain)
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An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

Director:

Lorene Scafaria

Writer:

Lorene Scafaria
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Susan Sarandon ... Marnie
Rose Byrne ... Lori
J.K. Simmons ... Zipper
Jerrod Carmichael ... Freddy / Fredo
Cecily Strong ... Jillian
Lucy Punch ... Emily
Michael McKean ... Mark
Jason Ritter ... Jacob
Sarah Baker ... Elaine
Casey Wilson ... Trish
Amy Landecker ... Diane
Billy Magnussen ... Ben
Megalyn Echikunwoke ... Elise
Jo Jordan Jo Jordan ... Old Woman
Chance Bone Chance Bone ... Movie Set AD
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Storyline

An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 June 2016 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

Ma mère et moi See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,022, 24 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,265,673, 19 August 2016
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Trivia

Lucy Punch and Casey Wilson were both pregnant during filming of the movie. Their pregnancies were written into the story. See more »

Goofs

When Zipper gives Marnie a ride on his Harley, they leave Du-Par's Restaurant in the Fairfax neighborhood heading north on Fairfax, then in the next shot are shown going north on Van Nuys Blvd. crossing Magnolia Blvd., which is over ten miles north in the San Fernando Valley. After that brief shot, they are shown sitting on a bench south of the Santa Monica Pier. Santa Monica is nearly due west of the Fairfax area. Unless the BMW dealership in Sherman Oaks paid for a product placement, there's no reason for them to have gone so far north. See more »

Quotes

Marnie: I thought you gave up smoking.
Lori: Cigarettes. You said this was better.
Marnie: I said it was okay after your father died when your stomach hurt.
Lori: Well, it's after my father died and my stomach hurts.
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Thieving
Written by Chance Bone
Performed by Chance Bone, Lennon Bone, Andrew Burri, Oliver Hill, Peter Lalish and David Lizmi
Courtesy of Chance Bone
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A rare treat of a movie
25 June 2016 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

What a delight to see a film in which an older woman is the central character. No coincidence then that the writer and director is a woman, Lorene Scafari who was responsible for "Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World".

The title is somewhat unkind to the well-meaning, if somewhat overpowering, Marnie, played wonderfully by Susan Sarandon who continues to shine brightly long after the days of "Thelma And Louise". In support roles, the beautiful Rose Byrne (first spotted by me in "Bridesmaids") as her daughter Lori and the gravel-voiced J K Simmons (fresh from his triumph in "Whiplash") as her knight in black leather are pitch-perfect.

This is a movie which is funny, moving and insightful - a rare treat.


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