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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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Cast

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 ... 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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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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:

$104,587, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,028,993, 15 January 2019
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Paul Dano said it was tempting to use voiceover in the movie, but the filmmakers chose to set a challenge for themselves and do it without. Thereby putting all of their effort into telling the story through the experience of the boy. See more »

Quotes

Jeanette Brinson: Calm that experience. That's what my mother used to call it when my father would roar in drunk.
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Soundtracks

Cha Cha Cha Du Luop
Written by Serge Gainsbourg & Alain Goraguer
Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
Courtesy of Mercury Records France, a division of Universal Music S.A.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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The collapse of a marriage.
5 April 2019 | by phd_travelSee all my reviews

The disintegration of a marriage seen by a 14 year old boy is quite involving. Acting is above average. Both parents are at fault in how they handled things. Carey is good at playing the mom who is initially supportive then freaks out and has an affair and leaves. Jake is alright as the stubborn Father who brings his family to rural Montana then leaves to fight fires. Good acting by the boy too who is the most level headed of the three.

The faults are a lack of resolution at the end and some unlikely dialog.


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