Director: Lorene Scafaria
Writer: Lorene Scafaria
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: 20 May 2016
Runtime: 100 min
For Marnie Minervini (Sarandon), motherhood is not a familial duty. It’s a vocation. A compulsive advice-giver, the recently widowed but ceaselessly cheerful Marnie cannot stop texting, calling, and showing up unannounced at the home of her daughter, Lori (Byrne). Desperate to gain some control over her life following a messy breakup, Lori attempts to draw boundaries, but that only serves to unleash Marnie’s meddling upon the greater Los Angeles area. She starts to chauffeur the nice young Apple Store clerk to his college classes. She gives thousands of dollars to a not-especially-close friend of Lori’s so she can have her dream wedding. But a chance encounter with a charismatic chicken-raising rent-a-cop (a surprisingly adorable Simmons) could spark a chance for Marnie to leave her characteristic supporting role behind and finally become the star of her own life.