Wildlife

WILDLIFE

Review: A young teenage boy observes the break down of his parents’ marriage in a small town in 1960s Montana.
Director: Paul Dano
Actors: Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Travis W Bruyer, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Bill Camp, Darryl Cox, Ginger Gilmartin, Michael Gibbons, Mollie Milligan, John Walpole, J. Alan Davidson and Richard L. Olsen
Year: 2018
Genre: Drama
Conclusion: 3/5
An unusual little film! Based on a novel by Richard Ford. Paul Dano actually requested the rights to adapt Richard Ford’s novel into this movie. Directorial debut from Paul Dano. I think that he made a brave decision wanting to have a go at directing but I think he is much better on screen that behind. Ed Oxenbould was very good as the son but I couldn’t believe the resemblance to him and Paul Dano. I enjoyed both Jake Gyllenhaal and Carey Mulligan’s performances and they didn’t go over the top at all. Paul Dano and Jake Gyllenhaal previously co-starred in Prisoners (2013). Even though this film is called Wildlife I want to call it Wildfire. I thought that the production design was very good. I also loved all the costume design especially all costumes that Carey Mulligan wore. I thought that the musical score was really well done and hit the right tones. 

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