Veteran director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Mao's Last Dancer) delivers a career-defining performance from Jane Fonda in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. For uptight Manhattan lawyer Diane (Keener), crazy means driving her teenaged son Jake (Wolff) and adult daughter Zoe (Olsen) 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. This movie is a heartfelt comedy and a story about second chances and the things that divide and reunite families.
- Director: Bruce Beresford
- Country: USA
- Genre: Comedy | Drama
- Year: 2012
- Run Time: 01:32:23
- imdb Score: 5.0/10 (320 votes)
- Language: English
- Rating: Not Rated
- Cast: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen
Roger Ebert - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"Story of a mother-daughter reunion and its transformative impact on both women; another triumph from veteran Australian director Bruce Beresford."
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat - SPIRITUALITY AND PRACTICE
"Jane Fonda as a hippie grandmother is the reason to see this comedy."
Harvey S. Karten - COMPUSERVE
Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2011
Woodstock Film Festival 2011
Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival 2011
Sarasota Film Festival 2011
Newport Beach Int'l Film Festival 2012