Sunday, October 2, 2016

The Meddler 2015

     Marnie lives in Brooklyn New York and her husband has recently passed away.  Lori is her daughter, she is a writer and she lives in Los Angeles.  Marnie is in her 60’s and she decides needs change in her life now that she’s a widow.  She moves to Los Angeles to be closer to Lori.  Marnie gets involved in a lot of volunteer work and she makes a lot of new friends.  Despite Marnie having a full life of her own, Lori thinks Marnie spends too much time contacting her and worrying about Lori's life.  Lori gets a film assignment to go back to New York and she will be gone two weeks or more. She invites Marnie to visit her later as her assignment is close to being finished.
     Both women are still dealing with a death in their lives and finding a way to live a different life with this loss.  I think this film needed a different title.  Marnie is not really a meddler by my definition and this is a negative title.  Lori is lucky to have her mother in her life and she would feel better if she adjusted her attitude.  Everyone else thinks Marnie is wonderful and she is very giving?  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

110 min, Comedy directed by Lorene Scafaria with Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons, Jerrod Carmichael, Cecily Strong, Lucy Punch, Michael McKean, Jason Ritter, Sarah Baker, Casey Wilson, Amy Landecker.

Note:  Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 84% critic 64% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 4*, Amazon 4.2* out of 5* with 15 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in Los Angeles, California.  Marnie offers to baby sit for one of Lori’s friends.  The house is from the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. 

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