Grandma

Grandma

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Grandma

Lily Tomlin (I Heart Huckabees) is misanthropic Elle in this comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Paul Weitz (About a Boy). When her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner, Electrick Children) comes crashing through her heavily bordered life, the pair go on a day-long trip to sort out their separate life crises – Elle dealing with the past and Sage bracing for the future.

2015Rating: M, Drug use and offensive language80 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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An initially breezy family comedy about mothers, daughters and abortions that slowly sneaks up on you and packs a major wallop.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

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Possibly the greatest thing about Grandma is that it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours, better than any film I've seen recently.

3.0
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Stuff

Stuff

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Not for faint-hearted or easily offended, but definitely for those who believe youth is wasted on the young.

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SBS

SBS

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Grandma is Lily Tomlin in her first lead role since Big Business in 1988 and that's recommendation enough. It's a mix of the erudite, the tough and the goofy.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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A sublime match of performer and role.

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What happens when the grandmother you turn to for help is a hippie lesbian, poetess author, radicalised non-motherly type who shredded her credit cards, is broke and estranged from her own daughter and most other people she knows? A story like this could easily become a fractured disaster except for the extraordinary acting of Lily Tomlin as grandma....

3.0
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Off the back of the Netflix series Frankie and Gracie I was eager to see if Lily Tomlin would be reprising her role of Frankie (in some form or another). The answer is no; her performance was fresh rich and engaging. I am so glad I saw this movie. In fact there were a lot of very good performances in this movie. I think it will appeal to audiences of all...

4.0
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Great performances and characters who aren't cliches. Enjoyed Lily Tomlin especially. Storyline well developed and not all wrapped up with a perfect bow

4.0
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Variety

Variety

press

An initially breezy family comedy about mothers, daughters and abortions that slowly sneaks up on you and packs a major wallop.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Possibly the greatest thing about Grandma is that it passes the Bechdel test with flying colours, better than any film I've seen recently.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Not for faint-hearted or easily offended, but definitely for those who believe youth is wasted on the young.

0
SBS

SBS

press

Grandma is Lily Tomlin in her first lead role since Big Business in 1988 and that's recommendation enough. It's a mix of the erudite, the tough and the goofy.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A sublime match of performer and role.

0

What happens when the grandmother you turn to for help is a hippie lesbian, poetess author, radicalised non-motherly type who shredded her credit cards, is broke and estranged from her own daughter and most other people she knows? A story like this could easily become a fractured disaster except for the extraordinary acting of Lily Tomlin as grandma....

3.0
0

Off the back of the Netflix series Frankie and Gracie I was eager to see if Lily Tomlin would be reprising her role of Frankie (in some form or another). The answer is no; her performance was fresh rich and engaging. I am so glad I saw this movie. In fact there were a lot of very good performances in this movie. I think it will appeal to audiences of...

4.0
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Great performances and characters who aren't cliches. Enjoyed Lily Tomlin especially. Storyline well developed and not all wrapped up with a perfect bow

4.0
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