Mrs. Fletcher

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Mrs. Fletcher
Mrs. Fletcher logo.svg
Genre
Created byTom Perrotta
Based onMrs. Fletcher
by Tom Perrotta
Starring
Music byCraig Wedren
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes7 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Jeffrey T. Bernstein
CinematographyJeffrey Waldron
Editor(s)Mark Sadlek
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Rubber Stamp
Release
Original networkHBO
Original releaseOctober 27 (2019-10-27) –
December 8, 2019 (2019-12-08)

Mrs. Fletcher is an American comedy miniseries based on the novel of the same name written by Tom Perrotta.[1] The series stars Kathryn Hahn and has been given a series order by HBO.[2] The pilot was written by Perrotta and directed by Nicole Holofcener.[2]

On August 16, 2019, it was announced that the series would premiere on October 27, 2019.[3][4] In advance of its broadcast premiere, several episodes of the series received a preview screening in the Primetime program of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.[5]

Premise[edit]

Mrs. Fletcher is a coming of age story of Mrs. Eve Fletcher (Hahn) and her son Brendan (White).[6] Eve is a divorcée and is undergoing a mid-life crisis. She decides she no longer wants to be her old self[7] when her son Brendan goes to college as a freshman.[1] She experiences sexual reawakening and sexual fulfillment that eluded her in her younger years.[8] Brendan also undergoes his own sexual troubles as he navigates college life.

Cast and characters[edit]

Main[edit]

  • Kathryn Hahn as Eve Fletcher (née Mackie)[9]
  • Jackson White as Brendan Fletcher, Eve's son[9]
  • Owen Teague as Julian, Brendan's high school classmate, later a classmate in Eve's creative writing course[9]
  • Cameron Boyce as Zach, Brendan's college roommate[10]
  • Domenick Lombardozzi as George, Roy's son[11]
  • Jen Richards as Margo, a transgender woman who teaches a creative writing course Eve enrolls in[9]
  • Ifádansi Rashad as Curtis, a classmate in Eve's creating writing course
  • Katie Kershaw as Amanda Olney, Eve's coworker and friend[9]

Recurring[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.Title [13]Directed by [13]Written by [13]Original air date [13]U.S. viewers
(millions)
1"Empty Best"Nicole HolofcenerTom PerrottaOctober 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)0.312[14]
Single mother and divorcee Eve Fletcher works at an assisted living facility. One resident, Ray, is caught watching porn in front of other residents, and his son George balks at Eve's suggestion that Ray should move to a different facility. At home, Eve prepares for her only child, Brendan, to leave for college the next day. Brendan cuts their last dinner at home together short to attend a party with his friends. There, Brendan talks with Becca, a girl he had sex with then ghosted, and bullies classmate Julian. Eve is discouraged to learn that her ex-husband Ted will not be able to help move Brendan in the next day. Her friend Jane comes over to commiserate about their children moving away and encourages her to open up to new experiences. That night, Brendan sends a picture of his penis to Becca, which prompts her to visit him the next day. Eve is horrified to overhear Brendan using derogatory language to Becca while she performs oral sex on him, and uncomfortably attempts to broach the subject of respecting women on their drive to college. After Eve unpacks Brendan's things, she wishes to stay, but he escorts her out. Back at home, Eve begins adjusting to living alone. In bed that night, she Googles "MILF" - a term her friend Jane earlier used to compliment her - and watches a pornographic video from the search results out of curiosity. Later, Eve arrives at a local community college for a creative writing course and meets Julian, who is one of her classmates.
2"Free Sample"Liesl TommyDana FishNovember 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)0.270[15]
3"Care Package"Liesl TommyJeremy BeilerNovember 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)0.256[16]
4"Parents' Weekend"Carrie BrownsteinEric LedginNovember 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)0.275[17]
5"Invisible Fence"Carrie BrownsteinElle McLelandNovember 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)0.190[18]
6"Solar Glow"Gillian RobespierreKate ThulinDecember 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)0.259[19]
7"Welcome Back"Gillian RobespierreTom PerrottaDecember 8, 2019 (2019-12-08)0.233[20]
Eve decides to change her ID back to her maiden name ten years after her divorce and throws a party with her new friends to celebrate, but not before falling and injuring her ankle. Brendan is overwhelmed at college between his bad grades and the realization that he’s at fault for what happened with Chloe, and he gets a ride home. After the party, Amanda sets up a threesome with her, Eve, and Julian which Brendan walks in on. Brendan sits on the front porch as Amanda and Julian leave. Then Eve walks out, unsure what to say.

Reception[edit]

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the series holds an approval rating of 83% based on 40 reviews, with an average rating of 7.23/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Mrs. Fletcher is an empathetic and poignant—if at times incomplete—character study that proves the perfect showcase for the luminous Kathryn Hahn."[21] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 72 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sharf, Zack (2019-06-29). "'Mrs. Fletcher' First Trailer: Kathryn Hahn Is Sexually Awakened in HBO Comedy From 'Leftovers' Creator". IndieWire. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  2. ^ a b Andreeva, Nellie (August 21, 2018). "'Mrs. Fletcher': HBO Picks Up Comedy Pilot Starring Kathryn Hahn To Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  3. ^ "Video: "Mrs. Fletcher" - Official Teaser - HBO". The Futon Critic. June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ "Limited Series "Mrs. Fletcher" Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta". The Futon Critic. August 16, 2019.
  5. ^ Debra Yeo, "Think programming more than 300 TIFF movies is hard? Try filling just six TV slots". Toronto Star, September 6, 2019.
  6. ^ Isaac, Feldberg (July 2, 2019). "First look at HBO's 'Mrs. Fletcher' teases Kathryn Hahn's 'sexual awakening' - The Boston Globe". BostonGlobe.com. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  7. ^ Risi, Craig (2019-07-03). "Kathryn Hahn doesn't want to be a good girl anymore in this trailer for HBO's Mrs Fletcher". Critical Hit. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  8. ^ Hoai-Tran, Bui (2019-07-03). "'Mrs. Fletcher' Trailer: Kathryn Hahn Gets Her Groove Back". /Film. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  9. ^ a b c d e f Canfield, David (August 21, 2018). "Kathryn Hahn HBO comedy 'Mrs. Fletcher' picked up to series". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 21, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 17, 2019). "'Descendants' Star Cameron Boyce Joins HBO Comedy Series 'Mrs. Fletcher'". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2019.
  11. ^ Petski, Denise (February 1, 2019). "'Mrs. Fletcher': Domenick Lombardozzi To Co-Star In HBO Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Petski, Denise (January 25, 2019). "'Mrs. Fletcher': Jasmine Cephas Jones To Recur On HBO Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  13. ^ a b c d "Limited Series MRS. FLETCHER Debuts October 27; Created by Executive Producer and Writer Tom Perrotta". HBO. September 16, 2019. Retrieved September 18, 2019.
  14. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (October 29, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 10.27.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
  15. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 5, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.3.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 5, 2019.
  16. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 12, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.10.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
  17. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 19, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.17.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  18. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (November 26, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 11.24.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved November 26, 2019.
  19. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 4, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.1.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 4, 2019.
  20. ^ Metcalf, Mitch (December 10, 2019). "Updated: ShowBuzzDaily's Top 150 Sunday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 12.8.2019". Showbuzz Daily. Retrieved December 10, 2019.
  21. ^ "Mrs. Fletcher: Season 1 (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  22. ^ "Mrs. Fletcher: Season 1". Metacritic. Retrieved October 27, 2019.

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