Wildlife

New York Times Critics' Pick
105 mins.
Directed by Paul Dano
PG-13
2018

14-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette (Carey Mulligan) and Jerry (Jake Gyllenhaal)—a housewife and a golf pro—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.

"Dano’s direction is meticulous in every respect.. the whole of the film is a potent collaboration in every respect, and a remarkable directorial debut." Glenn Kenny. A New York Times Critic's Pick!