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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding by Bruce Beresford, 2011 (R)

with Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener (Please Give, SimOne, Out of Sight), Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff, Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Marissa O'Donnell, Rosanna Arquette, Kyle MacLachlan

Distraught over her impending divorce, conservative lawyer Diane seeks refuge with her mother, Grace, even though the two haven't spoken in years. Diane's children are thrilled with their free-spirited grandma, while Diane finds peace and romance.

It is interesting to see how Jane Fonda put herself in this role being so much herself, her knowledge and beliefs are in tune with the crazy character of the Grandma, and goodness, what an extraordinary shape she kept. In a strange way, Catherine Keener is the opposite of all the crazy roles she has been playing lately, except perhaps for the control-freak aspect of the personality, and she is impeccable loosening up. Elizabeth Olsen is great in post-adolescence, Jeffrey Dean Morgan is the same old romantic musician guy. It is in a way a perfect refreshing comedy to enjoy the summer with, with some mother daughter relationship explored, and the finding that the opposites attracts when looking deeper in oneself. It is all we want to hear, no pressure, no big statement, no drama, an easy to please movie, perhaps too easy.

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