Friday, 27 May 2016
When I saw a film was titled 'The Meddler' my first thought was of the fast talking crime caper genre favoured by Guy Ritchie.
One look at the film's poster and I knew that this film was far from Mr Ritchie's style.
Susan Sarandon plays a widow desperate to be a part of her adult daughter's life who when rebuffed seeks other targets for her unrequited love and devotion.
I always enjoy seeing Ms Sarandon perform and she gets plenty of screen time - virtually every scene in this film - which for once keeps the male performers in the incidental roles.
It takes a long time for the film to get to the point before it reaches a sentimental and heart warming conclusion. A catchy soundtrack kept me going in the meantime.