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The Meddler

  • Starring: Rose Byrne, Susan Sarandon, Cecily Strong, J.K. Simmons, Jason Ritter
  • Director: Lorene Scafaria
  • Genre(s): Drama, Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Running Time: 100 min.

With a new iPhone, an apartment near the Grove, and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, Marnie Minervini (Susan Sarandon) has happily relocated from New Jersey to LosAngeles to be near her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a successful (but still single) screenwriter, and smother her with motherly love. But when the dozens of texts, unexpected visits, and conversations dominated by unsolicited advice force Lori to draw strict personal boundaries, Marnie finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others – as well as her own – and find a new purpose in life.

"The Meddler offers a charming, authentic and well-observed mix of comedy and poignancy."
- Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Charming, insightful and funny, The Meddler takes familiar material (the mother from Hell and the daughter from Hunger) and infuses it with affectionate, slap-your-thigh humor. It also crowns Susan Sarandon with one of her most endearingly irresistible roles in years."
- Rex Reed, New York Observer
"It is sweet, and funny and quietly upbeat. Take a chance on it — and take your mom."
- Stephen Whitty, New York Daily News
"The Meddler belongs to Sarandon, a famously no-bull actress who digs in deep, showing us how moms aren't one thing, they're all things. How else can they make you laugh from love and cry from crazy? The Meddler knows how. Listen up."
- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"The Meddler is warm and funny and astutely observant of the way so many mothers and daughters push and pull at each other and drive each other crazy, and never let go."
- Ella Taylor, NPR

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