Synopsis by Daniel Gelb
After the death of her husband, a woman named Marnie (Susan Sarandon) relocates to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter Lori (Rose Byrne), a Hollywood screenwriter. While Lori frets about her mom's smothering ways, Marnie keeps getting involved in the lives of others: She dates an ex-cop (J.K. Simmons), helps an Apple Store employee study for school, and pays for a lesbian wedding. Lorene Scafaria wrote and directed this comedy-drama, which is based on her relationship with her real-life mom. The Meddler made its world premiere at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.