The Meddler

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The Meddler
The Meddler
  • PG-13
  • 1h 43m
  • 2016
Certified Fresh85%
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With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), 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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Certified Fresh85%
Critics Consensus: The Meddler transcends its cutesy title and familiar premise with a heartfelt look at family dynamics that's honored by a marvelous performance from Susan Sarandon.
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Heartfelt, sassy dramedy about family and grief rings true.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The Meddler, though often funny, deals with serious matters -- including grief, the loss of a loved one, career dissatisfaction, and the like. There's some swearing, including a use of "f--k," as well as a scene in which a character panics and ingests someone else's bag of pot so that police won't find it. Other scenes have social drinking, allusions to sex (including a post-casual sex pregnancy scare), a very brief mention of abortion, and some pretty frank moments of self-reflection.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date:April 22, 2016
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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