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DVD Review: The Meddler

September 6, 2016

By John Corrado

The Meddler DVDAfter the death of her husband, Marnie (Susan Sarandon) moves to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a screenwriter who is trying to live her own life.  When Lori gets overwhelmed by her mother’s constant attention, Marnie takes to helping others, and falls in love with a retired cop (J.K. Simmons), helping her start to finally grieve.

I have already stated on many occasions how much I adore The Meddler, I’m even quoted on the poster calling it “genuinely hilarious, honestly moving,” and now that it’s available at home, I really hope more people will check it out.  This a truly wonderful and refreshingly character-driven film, and my full starred review can be found right here.

The DVD also includes a commentary track with writer-director Lorene Scafaria and Susan Sarandon, a gag reel, and a nicely assembled “behind the scenes” featurette, as well as an incredibly charming piece focusing on Gail Scafaria, the director’s mother and real life inspiration behind the film.

The Meddler is a Sony Pictures Classic release.  It’s 103 minutes and rated PG.

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