The Meddler written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (USA) 2016 is about a widow who moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be with her daughter.
Marnie is well-provided after the death of her husband but at a loss emotionally, however the constant attention she showers on her only child is overwhelming.
When the two are temporarily separated, Marnie tries to help several people she meets in the neighborhood.
The leading character elicits lots of laughter and even some tears.
Along the way she deals with the Italian family she married into and the soundtrack even includes a familiar Greek tune. While the Mediterranean touch is incidental to the film, the marvelous performance by Susan Sarandon is a delight.
The Meddler opens 29 April 2016 at the Century 9 in San Francisco. And 6 May 2016 at Landmark Albany Twin in Albany, Century 16 in Pleasant Hill, Landmark Aquarius Twin in Palo Alto, Cinearts at Santana Row in San Jose, and Regency Cinemas Six in San Rafael.
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