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Meadowland (2015)

R | | Drama | 23 October 2015 (USA)
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A year after their son goes missing, a couple handle the loss in varying ways, growing apart from one another and their reality.

Director:

Reed Morano

Writer:

Chris Rossi
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Olivia Wilde ... Sarah
Luke Wilson ... Phil
Giovanni Ribisi ... Tim
Elisabeth Moss ... Shannon
Ty Simpkins ... Adam
John Leguizamo ... Pete
Kevin Corrigan ... Joe
Merritt Wever ... Kelly
Kid Cudi ... Jason (as Scott Mescudi)
Skipp Sudduth ... Ted
Nick Sandow ... Lt. Garza
Mark Feuerstein ... Rob
Yolonda Ross ... Melanie
Anna Khaja ... Fatimah
Eden Duncan-Smith ... Alma
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Storyline

In MEADOWLAND Sarah (Wilde) and Philip (Wilson), deal with the unthinkable in the wake of their son's strange disappearance. Philip, a New York City policeman, attempts a more traditional form of healing, only to lose his moral compass. Sarah goes down an unexpected path towards acceptance as she places herself in increasingly dangerous situations.

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Taglines:

What if you had nothing left to lose but your mind?

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of strong sexuality and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dans la brume du soir See more »

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Production Co:

BRON Studios, Itaca Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Olivia Wilde smokes DMT in this movie. In The Lazarus Effect (2015), she and other scientists discuss its possibilities. See more »

Quotes

Adam: I know who you are. You're a teacher, at Essex County, right? I know, I know, cause I've seen you. My son goes to school there. Yeah, not teaching today, huh?
Sarah: No.
Adam: What is it, recess? My son's name is Adam. He's "special needs." You'd recognize him if you saw him.
Sarah: There's a lot of kids.
Adam: You know what this song's supposed to be about?
Sarah: It's about a fire lake?
Adam: Wow, you are a teacher.
Sarah: You send your son to a regular school?
Adam: Yeah, until they kick him out.
Sarah: You don't send him to a special education ...
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Ansuzgardaraiwê
Written by Varg Vikernes
Performed by Burzum
Courtesy of Byelobog Productions
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reserved devastation
3 August 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

It's a year since Sarah (Olivia Wilde) and Philip (Luke Wilson) lost their son Jessie who disappeared after going to a gas station bathroom. She's a teacher in NYC and he's a policeman. She becomes obsessed with the outcast special-needs student Adam and his foster parents (Elisabeth Moss, Kevin Corrigan). Philip's screw-up brother Tim (Giovanni Ribisi) is staying with them. Philip is going to a support group. Sarah insists that Jessie is alive and is spiraling downwards.

Olivia Wilde delivers a quietly devastating performance. Her obsession with Adam is compelling. Philip deserves to have someone to concentrate his lost on just like Sarah. He seems to have a scattering of characters to interact with. He's a cop which should be easy for him to fixate on one victim. His side of the story isn't as compelling. This is Wilde's movie and she delivers.


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