Miss Meadows (2014)
Miss Meadows is a school teacher with impeccable manners and grace. However, underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides a ruthless gun-toting vigilante who takes it upon herself to right the wrongs in the world by whatever means necessary. For Miss Meadows, bad behavior is simply unforgivable.
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brilliant actors, brilliant editing
It was OK. I don't see why everyone loves it so much. It wasn't very smart or deep or well-directed.
It is so daring, it is so ambitious, it is so thrilling and weird and pointed and powerful. I never knew where it was going.
The movie is wildly uneven but lively and timely - in its own surreal way
Brilliant portrayal of a psychopath who views herself as a regular person trying to do the right thing- since the justice system obviously has failed- to take out the real psychopaths. It seems a little corny at first glance and silly, but the underlying message (of eliminating the evil instead of incarcerating and trying to rehabilitate them, and at taxpayers expense) is bold, and how the sheriff helps our heroine, in the end, to help her keep up her role as the vigilante, is priceless. Wish we had more peeps like her (and him) in the real world. Just one little note tho- she should have collected her spent shells- just saying lol.
I really enjoyed this little gem.it's a departure for Katie Holmes and she is more than up to the challenge.she is utterly convincing in her role of mild mannered teacher/vigilante.you could really sympathise with her character even if you feel you shouldn't.but she also has a lot to work with.the acting of her co stars is very good here.and I thought the writing was very good especially the dialogue.i also liked the look of the film,the use of colour.i found the film to be unpredictable and I didn't see the end(as subtle as it was) coming at all.when you add it all up,it's a very well done film.i give Miss Meadow an 8/10
Near Perfect and Consistently and Brilliantly Toned Female Fantasy. A Tragic Childhood Tale of the Storybook Variety. A Modern Day Take with Off-Beat Style that Chooses its Words Cleverly, Succinct, Funny, and to the Point.Katie Holmes is a Wonderfully Bent Schizophrenic Vigilante, a Jekyll and Hyde Character with Hyde's Monster Motivated by Justice.Never Residing in Real-Life there are not so Subtle Hints that none of this is Happening in what could be Conceived as anything but an Expressionistic, Exaggerated Existence. Surrealism. Even when the Titular Character meets Her Love Interest (James Badge Dale) the Local Law Enforcement, They address each other as Miss Meadows and Sheriff til the Very End. The Entire Beautifully Rendered Movie is Goofy like that and what makes "Miss Meadows" a Sleeper that is Destined for Cult Status is its Bona Fides with much More Going for it than just a "Girls With Guns" Appeal.Writer/Director Karen Leigh Hopkins has Crafted a Decidedly Female Rant with Feminine Machismo Charm.
This is the worst movie I have ever seen. The premise was bad, the acting was bad, and the s*x scene was downright awful (made me wonder why Tom Cruise stayed with Katie for so long). Worst of all, this movie gets the "s*x offender" stereotypes wrong. In the first scene, Miss Meadows is skipping along in her ridiculous outfit, and a dirty old man talks to her as if he's trying to lure a child into his truck (with Katie looking over 40). Next, we get the tired old "pedo priest" stereotype. It is the interaction with "Skylar" that takes the stereotype to an astronomical level of stupidity. Skylar is supposed to be a child s*x offender, as told by the sheriff. Miss Meadows first meets Skylar waiting by an Ice Cream Truck with his puppy, and even makes an ominous comment to miss Meadows. Yet, for a child molester, Skylar is far more interested in Miss Meadows than the kids.The entire movie is unbelievable, from beginning to end. Maybe this stiff, unimaginative film was a perfect fit for a stiff, unimaginative actress like Katie Holmes. This film should be murdered by a vigilante.