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Wildlife (2018)

PG-13 | | Drama | 1 January 2019 (USA)
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A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

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Paul Dano

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Paul Dano (screenplay by), Zoe Kazan (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Ed Oxenbould ... Joe Brinson
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jerry Brinson
Carey Mulligan ... Jeanette Brinson
Travis W Bruyer ... Forester (as Travis Bruyer)
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Ruth-Ann
Tom Huston Orr Tom Huston Orr ... Mr. Cartwright
Bill Camp ... Warren Miller
Darryl Cox ... Clarence Snow
Ginger Gilmartin ... Receptionist
Michael Gibbons ... Coach
Mollie Milligan ... Esther
John Walpole ... Photographer
J. Alan Davidson ... Teacher
Jennifer Rogers Jennifer Rogers ... Female Employee
Richard L. Olsen ... Older Policeman (as Richard Olson)
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A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.

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Rated PG-13 for thematic material including a sexual situation, brief strong language, and smoking | See all certifications »

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Trivia

It is based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford first published in 1990. See more »

Goofs

At 1:05:47, when Jeanette is standing near Joe, her lipstick is faded. At 1:05:57, when she turns around to put her arms in the coat, It's dark again. See more »

Quotes

Jeanette Brinson: Well, I won't be this age forever, so don't get used to it.
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Connections

References North to Alaska (1960) See more »

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Forever
Written by Brian Holland, Freddie Gorman and Lamont Dozier
Performed by The Marvelettes
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Restrained yet heartfelt.
5 November 2018 | by collin-sandoeSee all my reviews

I have so much respect for restrained filmmaking for which this movie is an example. Its steady pace and tasteful design gives it authenticity, allowing you to feel like you are living the life of the main character Joe. The acting is superb and the characters are living, breathing individuals filled with hopes dreams and independence. Though Jeanette falters at times, she is doing what is she sees is necessary for her and her son's survival. The emotion on her face, flickering like a shorted lightbulb, portrays her fragility with great depth. The score of the film is great. The story, though maybe too subdued for some, stays with you long after this earnest movie reaches its resolution.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wildlife See more »

Filming Locations:

Livingston, Montana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$104,589, 21 October 2018

Gross USA:

$1,050,616

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,321,367
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