Prim schoolteacher Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes) is not entirely what she appears. Well-mannered, sweet, and caring, yes, but underneath the candy-sweet exterior hides the soul of a vigilante, taking it upon herself to right the wrongs in this cruel world by whatever means necessary. Things get complicated, however, when Miss Meadows gets romantically entangled with the town sheriff (James Badge Dale) and her steadfast moral compass is thrown off, begging the question: "Who is the real Miss Meadows and what is she hiding?" Written by
The lead characters are often only referred to by their surname (Miss Meadows) or profession (Sheriff) but dialogue exchanges in the film reveal their first names to be Mary and Mike, respectively. See more »
Miss Meadows continually refers to the officer as "Sheriff." Typically there is one Sheriff in a county, often elected, and he is seldom out on the street. Each of the officers under him is referred to as "Deputy" or by their rank. Just prior to the 42 minute point, there is even a close up of his badge showing that he is one of the many "Deputy Sheriffs," not the Sheriff himself. See more »
Near bottom of end credits: The Polly Klaas Foundation wishes to thank Katie Holmes, Karen Leigh Hopkins and the producers of "Miss Meadows" for contributing to the Polly Klaas Foundation Artist in Residence Program - Helping Children to Explore and Engage in the Performing Arts. See more »
Katie Holmes is absolute perfection and so absorbed in the role she becomes the character. Miss Meadows makes you question how far you would go to protect innocence if you knew you could prevent it from being taken. A character movie that grabs your emotions and convictions satisfying to the last second of film. This is by far her best role in anything and hopefully will get her well deserved recognition as a character actress. Brilliantly directed and executed, Miss Meadows will share it's deserved place in cinema history as a film that stands out on it's own and delivers a message we should never forget. For those of you that love gripping vengeance films this one redefines the rules of engagement. Superior film making.
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