An acerbic septuagenarian poet (Lily Tomlin) is drawn back into the life of her workaholic daughter (Marcia Gay Harden) and teenage granddaughter (Julia Garner) when the latter entreats her help in dealing with an unplanned pregnancy.~Violet LeVoit
Commentary with Lily Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Julia Garner and director Paul Weitz
It's a comedy, it's a road movie, it's an actor's tour de force, it's a message movie, it's a drama, it's a 'strong female lead' movie, it's an indie film, it's lighthearted, it's believable. What Grandma lacks in originality it more than makes up for in its cohesiveness. Better than the sum of its parts - possibly due to its short running time [82 minutes] - and definitely worth seeing.
I'm usually a stickler about extremely short running times for films, but the just under 80 minutes of film here are perfect. Minimalist filmmaking worked so well in this case. The acting is great & the story is very straightforward. Great little film.
The movie was touching and humorous. It made you laugh and made you cry.. If you are a fan of Lily Tomliin, you will really enjoy this movie. It is well worth the price , don't hesitate to add to your DVD collection.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A wonderful surprise
I fell in love with Lily Tomlin again after watching this film. She gave an amazing performance. I was unsure about the film at first, but it blossomed. Great cast too! Highly recommended.