Wildlife Is A New York Times Critic's PickOctober 19, 2018
Since its premiere at Sundance, Paul Dano’s Wildlife has received praise from critics and audiences alike. From Dano’s “acutely honed sense of style” to Carey Mulligan’s impeccable performance, the film is a sterling directorial debut for indie actor. Just yesterday, the New York Times listed Wildlife as a Critics Pick.
Based on the novel by Richard Ford, Wildlife stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould and Carey Mulligan. Zoe Kazan and Paul Dano co-wrote the screenplay. IFC Films is distributing in the US.
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 tries to keep her head above water.