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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.

Director:

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
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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

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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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Trivia

Every time Marnie's driving in her car, she's listening to Beyonce. 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

Zipper: [Talking about his chicken] You wanna meet her?
Marnie: At your house?
Zipper: Well, she's been out at the bar most of the night but she's probably home by now.
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Connections

References Barney's Super Singing Circus (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Come A Little Bit Closer
Written by Tommy Boyce, Wes Farrell and Bobby Hart
Performed by Jay and the Americans (as Jay & The Americans)
Courtesy of Capitol Records LLC
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A rare treat of a movie
25 June 2016 | by rogerdarlingtonSee all my reviews

What a delight to see a film in which an older woman is the central character. No coincidence then that the writer and director is a woman, Lorene Scafari who was responsible for "Seeking A Friend At The End Of The World".

The title is somewhat unkind to the well-meaning, if somewhat overpowering, Marnie, played wonderfully by Susan Sarandon who continues to shine brightly long after the days of "Thelma And Louise". In support roles, the beautiful Rose Byrne (first spotted by me in "Bridesmaids") as her daughter Lori and the gravel-voiced J K Simmons (fresh from his triumph in "Whiplash") as her knight in black leather are pitch-perfect.

This is a movie which is funny, moving and insightful - a rare treat.


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