Even when you know where The Meddler is going, Susan Sarandon is so likable as Marnie, a mom from Brooklyn with a thick accent and a big heart, you root for her and yet understand why her daughter Lori wants to keep her at bay. It’s not every mother who would corner your ex, and ask him to go back with you. Rose Byrne plays Marnie’s daughter who is not always appreciative of mom’s special gifts, including her meddling, or as I’d call it, her pathological intrusiveness. She needs to get a life, and she does. From director Lorene Scafaria’s screenplay, and based on her experiences, The Meddler is funny, wise, easily the most crowd-pleasing film opening this week.