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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.

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Lorene Scafaria

Writer:

Lorene Scafaria
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Cast

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
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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.

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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$57,022, 24 April 2016

Gross USA:

$4,267,218

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,425,148
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Lucy Punch and Casey Wilson were both pregnant during filming of the movie. Their pregnancies were written into the story. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Marnie: I would kill my daughter if she died on a motorcycle.
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Soundtracks

Crease In The Map
Written by Chance Bone and Dan Molad
Performed by Chance Bone, Lennon Bone, Andrew Burri, Peter Lalish, David Lizmi, Dan Molad and Elizabeth Ziman
Courtesy of Chance Bone
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Not a bad movie at all. If you liked Hello, My Name is Doris you will like this as well.
6 September 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"I think it's time we set some boundaries." Lori (Byrne) as been dumped by her boyfriend and is struggling with getting through the day to day grind of life. Things get worse when her overbearing and constantly there mother Marnie (Sarandon) shows up and tries to help. Eventually Lori needs a break and when she goes to New York for a job she tells her mother to stay. Without Lori to take care of Marnie finds ways to help others and, more importantly, herself. This, like many reviews, should be taken with a grain of salt. Mainly because I am a guy and this movie was not geared toward me at all. That said I didn't think the movie was that bad, but it was just nothing I could totally get invested in. Some of the scenes were funny, but Sarandon played the part in a way where it made me feel sorry for her more than anything. That may have been the intention but that is what I got out of it. Also, the movie is not what I expected. I was expecting something along the lines of a more serious Guilt Trip type movie, and this is more about Marnie finding what makes her happy. Overall, not a bad movie at all but, again, the movie isn't made for me. If you liked Hello, My Name is Doris you will like this as well. I give this a B.


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