The Meddler


The Meddler
With a new phone, swanky apartment and a comfortable bank account left to her by her beloved late husband, a mother has happily relocated from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be near her daughter, a successful, single screenwriter, intending to smother her with motherly love. When the numerous SMSs, unexpected visits, and unwanted advice force the daughter to set some boundaries, the mother finds ways to channel her eternal optimism and forceful generosity to change the lives of others, and find a new purpose for her own life too.

103 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Drug abuse).
Comedy, Drama, Romance, Female interest, On the art circuit

Showtimes

Oh no, he’s coming over here ...
Oh no, he’s coming over here ...

Credits

Cast
Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch
Director
Lorene Scafaria
ScreenplayLorene Scafaria
MusicJonathan Sadoff
CinematographyBrett Pawlak
EditingKayla Emter
Sound formats
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2015
Produced byAnonymous Content, Stage 6 Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreComedy
LanguageInfrequent and low.
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceInfrequent and low.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for brief drug content
Runtime100
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CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
3
Positive role models
2
Violence
1
Sex
2
Language
3
Consumerism
2
Drinking, drugs, smoking
3

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Marthinus Koekemoer quote icon'n Fliek wat jy saam met jou ma of jou meisie gaan kyk.
10
Cape Times
Jon Frosch quote iconMeddling mother knows best.
10
Metacritic.com
36 critics
14
Rottentomatoes critics
125 critics
14
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconhe Meddler transcends its cutesy title and familiar premise with a heartfelt look at family dynamics that&rquot;s honored by a marvelous performance from Susan Sarandon.
17
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
15
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconHeartfelt, sassy dramedy about family and grief rings true.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
13 users
15
Rottentomatoes users
6444 users
13
Internet
782 Netizens quote iconA weak script, full of clichéd melodrama, tired gags, and feigned sentimentality.
14

Average .. 69%

14

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