November 2, 2018 (Limited)
Rated PG-13 for Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould
14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry—a housewife and a golf pro—in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job—and his sense of purpose—he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother’s struggle as she...
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I picture actor Paul Dano sitting under a tree in a golden field, reading a book by Richard Ford and proclaims, “Wildlife
shalst be thy first film to be directed by thou.” Why he chose Wildlife
, a nondescript and nuanced relationship drama starring Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, and Jake Gyllenhaal, I don’t know, but the movie is a surprisingly effective little film. Full movie review »