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Wildlife

Dir: Paul Dano
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
104mins   2018   US   15   English   

Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) - 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 tries to keep her head above water.

'An accomplished, moving piece of filmmaking, one that cares about its characters and trusts its performers' - Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com