Miss Meadows is written and directed by Karen Leigh Hopkins (Stepmom, The Running Man). Unsurprisingly it tells the story of Miss Meadows (Katie Holmes – Dawson’s Creek, Batman Begins), a relief primary school teacher, who to all outward appearances seems to be a vision of perfection.
She always dresses immaculately, wears tap shoes all the time so she can dance everywhere and places great emphasis on the importance of good manners. She loves nothing more than to tend to her lovely flower garden and in her spare time she is a vigilante, shooting down in cold blood those who she feels deserve it.
Her prim and proper demeanor offers the perfect smokescreen to cover her less than legal hobby and when the local sheriff (James Badge Dale – World War Z, The Departed) pulls over on a bridge to question her and finds her rescuing a toad from the traffic, he immediately falls for her, little realising that she is in fact the criminal that he has been pursuing.
The lovely Miss Meadows is hiding some dark and terrible secrets from her past, which leah her to obsessively and relentlessly seek to protect the children in her care. Her partner in all of this is her mother (Jean Smart – Youth in Revolt, Garden State), with whom she is always conspiring over the phone.
Although her actions are all for the right reasons, they are nevertheless illegal, and when a convicted paedophile, Skylar (Callan Mulvey – Rush, The Hunter) moves to the neighbourhood, she grows careless and the situation threatens to get out of her control.
It is a grand idea for a story and it’s well written. There are various twists to the tale all of which are surprising and well timed and it generally makes for really entertaining viewing.
I would recommend this one, well worth adding to your collection.
“You know, politically correct is for politicians. I mean, there are bad people in the world and they shouldn’t be around the good people, especially the little ones.”
Miss Meadows is available to buy now on DVD.