Directed by Reed Morano
Starring Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Kevin Corrigan and Juno Temple
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 Dawson Joyce on Letterboxd
Featuring arguably one of the most harrowing and emotionally exhausting portraits of depression and grief ever captured on film, Meadowland represents an absolutely incredible directorial debut from accomplished cinematographer Reed Morano, with a brutally honest script and achingly authentic performances throughout, especially from Olivia Wilde in a career-best role.
★★★★★ review by Logan Kenny on Letterboxd
it's better than cloud atlas greg
★★★½ review by Michael Vazquez on Letterboxd
I haven’t seen The Handmaid’s Tale (i’ve been wanting to though), I don’t have an Hulu account but i’ve heard great things about the 3 episodes Reed Morano directed. She did direct an episode of Billions and I have seen her work as a cinematographer. She’s really good.
At first, when I saw this on Netflix, I saw Olivia Wilde, Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, Juno Temple & John Leguizamo names so I was interested in seeing it. But then I saw her name & I didn’t know she directed it so I was like “Awesome, i’ll give this a go”. Sure enough, I liked it. It’s sad, depressing, well-made & most of all, well-acted.
Olivia Wilde and Luke Wilson give some of their best performances of their career especially Olivia even though it doesn’t match with her career-best in Drinking Buddies, she delivered on a challenging, raw role.
It’s a solid movie, I hope we get to see more of Morano behind the director’s chair and of course, her great talent in shooting beautiful shots.
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