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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2012)

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

June 08, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

96 min.

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Not quite bad, but it's not recommended either.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Bruce Beresford

Producer

Brice Dal Farra, Claude Dal Farra, Lauren Munsch, Jonathan Burkhart

Screenwriter

Christina Mengert, Joseph Muszynski

Starring

Story


Two-time Academy Award-nominated director Bruce Beresford (DRIVING MISS DAISY, MAO'S LAST DANCER) showcases a brilliant performance from two-time Academy Award-winner Jane Fonda in "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding". For uptight Manhattan lawyer Diane (Oscar-nominee Catherine Keener), crazy means driving her teenage son Jake (Nat Wolff) and daughter Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) to Woodstock to visit their grandmother Grace (Fonda). The crazy part is that the kids have never met Grace. In fact, Diane hasn't spoken to her mother in twenty years. Grace is the epitome of the term "hippie": she stages protests and hootenannies in the town square, smokes (and sells) a lot of dope, and howls at the moon once a month with her goddess-worshipping girlfriends. But what's meant to be a weekend getaway turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self-discovery. "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" is a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..often plays like a remake of Georgia Rule with the political polarities reversed..”
by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
“..only the mighty Fonda cuts through the claptrap; the rest is just a long, predictable trip..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
“..the narrative doesn't build; rather it sags to its foregone conclusion..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]