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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Overview


Genre :

Drama

Release Date :

June 08, 2012 (Limited)

MPAA Rating :

R

Director :

Bruce Beresford

Starring :

Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Nat Wolff, Rosanna Arquette, Kyle MacLachlan, Marissa O'Donnell

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

Review rate : D+

“..you grab your silly pleasures where you can find them..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
2 of 4

“..words are only part of the story..”
by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 5

“..though the movie may putter and sputter a lot like Grace's vintage Beetle, rarely has head-to-toe tie-dye been pulled off with such flare..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..this head-hammering, clash-of-values family-healing dramedy makes sure to literalize all of its uplifting messages..”
by Melissa Anderson [Village Voice]
“..there's some beautiful cinematography on display, and the town of Woodstock feels fully realized in a way that goes beyond just the music..”
by Andrew Lapin [NPR]
Review rate : D

“..there is no casting decision (or character nuance, or plot turn) too obvious to indulge..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 4

“..the narrative doesn't build; rather it sags to its foregone conclusion..”
by Carrie Rickey [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2 of 5

“..only the mighty Fonda cuts through the claptrap; the rest is just a long, predictable trip..”
by David Fear [Time Out New York]
“..often plays like a remake of Georgia Rule with the political polarities reversed..”
by J. R. Jones [Chicago Reader]
1 of 4

“..needless to say, the paradox of a holistic grandma played by a movie legend with a face lift is never explore..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
3 of 5

“..every plot turn is groaningly predictable..”
by Stephen Holden [New York Times]
“..all the same, the spectacle of first-rate actors attacking third-rate material is guilty fun..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]

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