Movie Review: Wildlife
This film is directed by Paul Dano and it stars Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould and Bill Camp.
This movie is about a 14 year old who is put in a difficult situation when he witnesses first hand as his parents marriage crumbles.
This is a great film. It’s based on a book (which has peaked my interest in reading) by Richard Ford. The acting is superb and I could see Carey Mulligan with an academy award nomination. Carey Mulligan is one of my favorite actress working today and her work in this movie reassures her as one of the best actresses working in Hollywood. Jake Gyllenhaal does a great job too. This film is about their 14 year old son (Ed Oxenbould) who has to experience and deal with his parents crumbling marriage. I was intrigued by the way their 14 year old handled the situation. The story is a great and it’s moving. I haven’t read the book it’s based on but I can say that this film isn’t formulaic and I appreciated it. The cinematography as amazing and I enjoyed the wide angle shots. In many scenes the viewer gets to see the bigger picture and it’s lovely to look. Overall this film is a well done film and I would recommend watching it.
I give this film a 8.5 out of 10