Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry - a housewife and a golf pro - living a seemingly idyllic life in 1960s Montana. His family's carefully constructed façade 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 gusty, challenging cultural expectations and taking a quietly bewildered Joe along for the ride.
An elegant adaption of the Richard Ford novel of the same name, Wildlife is an impressive directorial debut from Golden Globe nominee Paul Dano, starring Carey Mulligan (Never Let Me Go, An Education, Shame, Suffragette), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler, Brokeback Mountain, Donnie Darko), Ed Oxenbould (The Visit, Paper Planes) and Bill Camp (The Night Of, Loving, Midnight Special).