Adapted from Richard Ford’s 1990 novel, Wildlife follows 14-year-old Joe (Ed Oxenbould), the only child of housewife Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and golf pro Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal) 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. The directorial debut of actor Paul Dano (Love & Mercy, 12 Years a Slave) and co-written with actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan (The Big Sick, Ruby Sparks), Wildlife marks the arrival of a confident, sensitive cinematic voice.
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