Woman Written and Directed! An aging widow from New York City follows her daughter to Los Angeles in hopes of starting a new life after her husband passes away. “The Meddler” stars Susan Sarandon as a recently widowed woman who satisfies her need to be needed by moving from east coast to west to insert herself into the life of her daughter (Rose Byrne). She arrives with fresh bagels in hand and offers astrology-based advice about romance and everything else. She soon has her own suitor, a motorcycle riding senior (J.K. Simmons). Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria, the mother-daughter comedy is filled with love and laughter. Sarandon and Byrne play off each other beautifully.