Saturday, April 23, 2016
Ariela on The Meddler (2016) Tribeca 2016
Susan Sarandon plays Marnie, who lost her husband 2 years ago and who moves to Los Angeles from New York to be closer to her daughter, Lori, played by Rose Byrne. We quickly see her driving her daughter crazy, with endless phone calls, texts and unexpected visits. Marnie has no life since moving to LA and thus, her daughter is her life. Lori begs her to get a hobby.
Soon, Marnie starts volunteering at a hospital, giving rides to night school for an Apple Store employee who helped her with her phone several times and becomes wedding planner to one of Lori's friends.
A great look at mother daughter relationships, as well as those who are trying to continue a life after they lost a loved one. This movie was both sweet and funny. I laughed and I cried and it's one I recommend.