‘Mrs. Fletcher’ is a limited HBO series, based on the eponymous bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta. Dubbed as a coming-of-age drama, it follows the lives of a single mom and empty-nester, Eve Fletcher and her son, Brendan. The show’s primary focus is on the influence of social media and Internet porn on both teen and middle-aged individuals. The comedy tv series has been written by Perrotta and directed by Nicole Holofcener.
Mrs. Fletcher Cast: Who is in it?
Kathryn Hahn leads the cast in the titular role of Eve Fletcher. The actress and comedian is best known for her roles in ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, ‘Bad Moms‘, ‘Revolutionary Road’, ‘Tomorrowland’, and ‘Transparent‘, among others.
Jackson White stars as her son Brendan. Casey Wilson is Eve’s close friend Jane, Owen Teague plays Brendan’s classmate Julian, Jen Richards portrays a transgender woman Margo, Domenick Lombardozzi enacts the character of George, and Katie Kershaw is Eve’s colleague Amanda Olney. Joining the lead cast in recurring roles are Cameron Boyce as Zach and Jasmine Cephas Jones as Chloe.
Mrs. Fletcher Plot: What is it about?
‘Mrs. Fletcher’ introduces us to a divorced mother, Eve. Her son Brendan has recently joined college and she is left in an empty nest amidst a mid-life crisis. Hence, Eve resolves to ditch her old self and embrace a new life, exploring her nascent sexual desires. Meanwhile, Brendan goes to college as a freshman and navigates the struggles of a teenager while facing his own sexual issues. Branded as a coming-of-age dramedy for both mother and son, ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ focuses on the effect of internet porn and social networking on the current generation.
Eve has not left her married surname yet — partly because it acts as the final thread that connects her to her disconnected son and partly since she is too tired to do so. After Brendan leaves, she realizes that she is no longer a full-time mom or a wife. She is not even content with her regular job in a service center and has not tried dating, yet. In short, Eve is unhappy. However, when her friend Jane gives her a candle to relax a bit, the former lights a cigarette, takes a puff, and loosens up after a long time.
‘Mrs. Fletcher’ is a light-hearted, reflective series that attempts to deeply analyze the character and personality of both its leads. It showcases how the ease of getting into relationships and sexual intimacy has failed everybody in the contemporary, fast era. Along the lines of Kate Winslet‘s ‘Little Children’, ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ narrates the journey of Eve and Brendan as the former breaks out of motherly responsibilities and the latter embraces his adult life. It highlights how frustrating it is for someone to crawl out of restraint and rules in order to follow what the heart actually wants.
Eve is basically aimless. After dropping off her son in college, she joins a personal writing course and later spends her day in a drinking club, where she meets a young man Julian. But Eve is unsure of how to go ahead and instead, tries embracing her desires — by focusing on MILF porn on the Internet, something she can’t express by writing journals. So, she is not merely in search of a companion but rather wants to satiate her needs. Eventually, Eve becomes frustrated with the question that why in the world, which is so open, it is increasingly difficult to find real emotions.
‘Mrs. Fletcher’ brings in a power-packed performance from its two central protagonists. It beautifully showcases the difference in the personalities of the lead characters between two-time frames — when Eve was a dedicated mom and Brendan a nice kid and when Eve is a porn-addict and her son is an insensitive, abusive adult. So, how do their individual quests for love and sex end? Can they sort out their mess and finally break free of the rules imposed on them? Watch the series to find out.
Mrs. Fletcher Season 1 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Mrs. Fletcher’ season 1 premieres on HBO on October 27, 2019, at 10.30 PM. Its entire run for the first season consists of seven episodes, each spanning a run-time of 30 minutes. Before its premiere, three episodes of the series were screened in the Primetime program of the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival.
Mrs. Fletcher Trailer:
You can watch the official trailer for ‘Mrs. Fletcher’ season 1 below:
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