Directed by Reed Morano
In the hazy aftermath of an unimaginable loss, Sarah and Phil come unhinged, recklessly ignoring the repercussions. Phil starts to lose sight of his morals as Sarah puts herself in increasingly dangerous situations, falling deeper into her own fever dream.
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★★★★ review by Keith Garrett on Letterboxd
It's a damn shame that the Academy ignores movies like this.
Reed Morano for Best Director/Cinematographer.
Olivia Wilde for Best Actress.
Is that so much to ask?
★★★½ review by Milez Das on Letterboxd
Coping to a loss of child, keeping the faith for the child's return even though you know the reality...
Here a couple is trying to breath in the world, not knowing what has happened to their child... Mom clinging to the hope of his return whereas the father trying to accept the reality and losing his morale.
Meadowland is movie about coping, grief and life you lead... Olivia Wilde gives one of her career best performances here after Drinking Buddies. She get through the characters skin in sync on how her character is leading her life. Her senses, how she is clinging to a hope, she doesn't want to believe the reality, she is trying to cling on to a child whose mother is a mess, father doesn't care.
The movie revolves mostly around the honest performances given by the actors.... The story itself is not that strong to get going. But still it is worth a go.
★★★★★ review by Logan Kenny on Letterboxd
it's better than cloud atlas greg
★★★★ review by Craig Duffy on Letterboxd
Generally, beauty and quality are considered to be mutually exclusive. If someone or something is beautiful, they/it must not be significant. A beautiful actress simply cannot be anything but a pretty face to sell tickets and cinematographers who turn to directing can only make gorgeous films that lack thematic depth. Right? Meadowland roundly refutes both of those assertions. Cinematographer Reed Morano's feature debut consistently puts emotion before aesthetics and the whole thing is anchored by an uncompromisingly honest performance from the amazing Olivia Wilde. The beauty is just the icing on the cake.
★★★½ review by Nick Santoro on Letterboxd
Olivia Wilde was great in this film and I say it's probably her best performance since Drinking Buddies. The whole cast was actually all pretty good in this too. From Elizabeth Moss to Giovanni Ribisi to John Lequizamo. The story was so-so. I felt like it was missing something tho. I'm not a big fan of Luke Wilson in serious roles. He can be a good sometimes, but I think of him as more of a comedic actor.
This was a overlooked film from 2015. I never heard of it until yesterday. But, it's worth checking out.
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