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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

Credited cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal ... Jerry Brinson
Carey Mulligan ... Jeanette Brinson
Zoe Margaret Colletti ... Ruth-Ann
Ed Oxenbould ... Joe Brinson
Bill Camp ... Warren Miller
Cate Jones ... Bus Depot Customer
Travis W Bruyer ... Forester
Blaine Maye ... Groom
Mollie Milligan ... Esther
JR Hatchett ... Firefigher / truckdriver
Darryl Cox ... Clarence Snow
Sara Moore ... Student
Laurie Cummings ... Wealthy Car Buyer
Ginger Gilmartin ... Receptionist
Nick Marchetti ... Airman
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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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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:

USA

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

It was while discovering Richard Ford's novel, A that Paul Dano wanted to embark on the project, he who always knew that the family would be the main theme of his work. See more »

Quotes

Jerry Brinson: Ask 'em personal questions. Works like a charm. People love to talk about themselves.
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The Vow
Written by Zeke Carey, George Motola, & Horace Webb
Performed byThe Flamingos
Courtesy of Rhino Entertainment Company
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A confident and well-made directorial debut that's unfortunately pretty unmemorable.
18 November 2018 | by Pjtaylor-96-138044See all my reviews

'Wildlife (2018)' is well made in every way, with its fantastic performances combining with its restrained but assured direction and solid but somewhat unremarkable script to paint a realistic portrait of a failing family seen through the slightly immature yet more world-weary than he's given credit for young lead. The piece isn't necessarily all that powerful, though, and is, sadly, pretty unmemorable, to boot. It's a bit of a strange case because I was invested in the story, characters and overall world right from the off, always involved in its twists and turns and feeling as though I was participating in its narrative (in the sense that I wasn't spoon-fed everything), but I literally forgot I had even seen the feature not two hours after getting home from the cinema, only remembering after being reminded what it was I'd just watched, which doesn't bode well for its overall lasting impact. It also marks it, perhaps, as an experience more adept at setting up a confident new directorial talent than anything else, one rife with opportunity for its actors to impressively stretch their 'acting muscles' and for its plot to portray a more nuanced view of its core players than we usually see in typical 'Hollywood' fare. Of course, your mileage will vary depending on how much it connects with you, and I'd easily reccomended giving it a watch at least once. 6/10


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