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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.


Lorene Scafaria


Lorene Scafaria
2 nominations. See more awards »





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


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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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 »


Box Office


$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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Did You Know?


Susan Sarandon was in Tammy with Melissa McCarthy. Rose Byrne was in Bridesmaids and Spy with Melissa McCarthy. See more »


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 »


Airport Security: How was your time in New York?
Marnie: Great. My daughter shot a pilot.
[He signals another security official to come over]
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References The Hills (2006) See more »


Zorba The Greek (Theme)
Written by Mikis Theodorakis
Performed by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass
Courtesy of Almo Properties, LLC
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Fun loving feel good film of one coming to terms with life and their self in a new form.
20 May 2016 | by blanbrnSee all my reviews

"The Meddler" says it all it's a film that's the tale of an aging widow who starts a new path still she wants to meddle in and out of everyone else's life, so this film is feel good and fun yet teaches a lesson to be happy with yourself and accept change. Susan Sarandon is Marnie a New York widow who moves to Los Angeles to start a new life. And soon Marnie involves herself with everything and everyone including her grown daughter Lori's(Rose Byrne)life as she even follows Lori to her work on film and TV sets. Marnie is a giving character from helping black teenage boys seek their dreams to helping old dying folks at the hospital to having dreams of falling in love with a man and she meets him in the form of Zipper(J.K. Simmons). Thru it all a lot is learned about life and people as Marnie learns she can be to strong and over bearing learning in the end to accept life, people, and things for the way they are.

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