Fourteen year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry - a housewife and a golf pro - living a seemingly idylic life in 1960s Montana. His family's carefully constructed facade is about to come crashing spectacularly down however, when Jerry loses his job and his sense of purpose. In an attempt to restore his pride, Jerry takes off for the summer to help fight the wildfires raging near the Canadian border, a life-threatening job , for very little pay. An angry and bereft Jeanette must quickly learn to fend for herself, and does so with gusto, challenging cultural expectations and taking a quietly bewildered Joe along for the ride. An elegant adaptation of the Richard Ford novel opf the same name, Wildlife is an impresive directorial debut from Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano.
Director: Paul Dano
Stars: Carey Mulligan, Jake Gullenhaal, Ed Oxenbould.