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Miss Meadows (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 14 November 2014 (USA)
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A story centered on a proper elementary school teacher who moonlights as a vigilante.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Holmes ... Miss Meadows
James Badge Dale ... Sheriff
Callan Mulvey ... Skylar
Jean Smart ... Mother Meadows
Mary Kay Place ... Mrs. Davenport
Ava Kolker ... Heather
Stephen Bishop ... Lt. Danny
Kate Linder ... Trudy Navis
James Landry Hébert ... Derek Pierson / Young Man at Weenie Stand
James Keane ... Father Peter
Graham Beckel ... Tony Weaver / Driver of Truck
Gregory Allen Smith Gregory Allen Smith ... Willie
Anna Moravcik Anna Moravcik ... Little Miss Meadows
Tyler Corbet Tyler Corbet ... Gordon (as Tyler R. Corbet)
Milly Hopkins Milly Hopkins ... Sarah
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Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her steadfast moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: "Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?" Written by Unknown

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Justice will be served ... properly. See more »


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The lead characters are often only referred to by their surname (Miss Meadows) or profession (Sheriff) but dialogue exchanges in the film reveal their first names to be Mary and Mike, respectively. See more »

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After she finished talking to her deceased mother on the phone for several minutes towards the end of the movie, she pulls the phone away from her head and you only hear the busy sound of the phone line after it was on the ground and away from her ear. Actually, for the amount of time she was on the "phone call", the line would have already gone dead and would have had silence and heard nothing. See more »

Quotes

Miss Meadows: If others need what I can spare, I must with them my treasures share.
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Crazy Credits

Near bottom of end credits: The Polly Klaas Foundation wishes to thank Katie Holmes, Karen Leigh Hopkins and the producers of "Miss Meadows" for contributing to the Polly Klaas Foundation Artist in Residence Program - Helping Children to Explore and Engage in the Performing Arts. See more »


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Holy, Holy, Holy
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Music by John B. Dykes
Lyrics by Reginald Heber
Performed by Katie Holmes and choir
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Surprisingly low rating for such a nice film
29 January 2015 | by mmiuSee all my reviews

I read a couple of negative reviews and I can only conclude that this is one of those times when people have simply different expectations (high or just different) and they are overall too surprised to enjoy the movie as it is. Some say Holmes plays too young character for her actual age, some say the film isn't funny enough, when it should be a dark comedy and some complain the story is too predictable.

Main complaint however is that the storyline fails to develop enough to seem believable, and simply emerges to, quote, off-puttingly bizarre (review on holywoodreporter). I must disagree. This movie would not seem annoyingly odd, if you simply don't watch it with certain expectations, and this actually counts for almost any movie. Forget for a minute you're watching Tom Cruise's ex wife, forget that she's also a co-producer, and just let yourself enjoy the movie. Who says films should be "believable"?! You may treat this movie as a fairy tale and you'll get overwhelmingly fascinated by the tap-dancing, the hairstyle and the costume design in it.

You also may be surprised you actually like Holmes' acting. She plays a woman living in a fantasy world, who starts slowly meeting the reality - but who says she should meet the reality all the way through? She abandons her fairy-tale world for a while, just to fix the things that are too odd, but what's nicely surprising is she doesn't abandon it completely. I would say she plays some sort of an everyday super hero, because she fearlessly helps and saves people in need, but she's is depicted without the clichés for a superhero character, and the film is weird enough, in a nice way, to make us think of this without putting it too obvious.

Another reason to watch this movie is Brenda Abbandandolo's costume design. Miss Meadows' clothes, combined with her hairstyles and maybe the makeup, are the things that make this movie so enjoyable. For any fashion lover, this is a reason alone to watch it. Scenography is also nice, but Katie Holmes in a elegant high waist skirt wearing white gloves and tap-dancing shoes, with cute hair strands and big eyes, this is something completely overwhelmingly cute and sure a reason to love at least a little the film. Her well-illustrated character will make you like the rest of the cast's look - Sheriff's intentionally balding hair, bad guy's evil looking face and his character's overall look - the hair and the dog on a leash.

At last, I suggest if you suspect that you have developed any kind of high expectations for this film, simply skip it. Watch it only without prejudice, and you will enjoy Katie Holmes acting, and Miss Meadows' clothing and hairstyles.


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English

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14 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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Miss Meadows See more »

Filming Locations:

Cleveland, Ohio, USA See more »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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