Directed by Lorene Scafaria
With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori, a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others - as well as her own - and find a new purpose in life.
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★★★★ review by isa on Letterboxd
THAT SCENE WHERE SUSAN SARANDON WOLFS DOWN LIKE A LITERAL WHOLE BAG OF POT TO AVOID GETTING CAUGHT BY CAMPUS SECURITY AND THEN SAYS "MY HANDS ARE ... SO LOUD" TO JK SIMMONS JUST BEFORE SQUEAKILY INFORMING HIM THAT SHE CANNOT IN FACT DRIVE HIS MOTORCYCLE TRANSFORMED ME AS A PERSON I AM TRANSFORMED THIS IS MY FINAL FORM
★★★½ review by Brandon Hart on Letterboxd
This is "moms are cool" the movie & it's just great, lovable, moving, all of that.
The part when the old woman in the hospital made a phone call wrecked me.
It made me forget that I accidentally ran over a family of ducks on the way to the theater (which REALLY wrecked me, okay).
★★★★ review by Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
Funny, charming, poignant, well-acted, and surprisingly very genuine both in its sweetness and in its raw emotion, The Meddler is a solid sophomore directorial effort from Lorene Scafaria featuring one of Susan Sarandon's best performances.
★★★½ review by Jordan Rowe on Letterboxd
"The Meddler" is a sweet, inoffensive film with genuine laughs, realistic emotion, and terrific performances, anchored by the always-lovely Susan Sarandon.
★★★½ review by whatever on Letterboxd
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