Grandma

Title: Grandma
Genre: Drama, Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Year: 2015
Director: Paul Weitz, known for “About a Boy.”
Top Billed Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
Brief Synopsis: It’s great to have Grandma but it helps to have mom too. Nobody’s perfect.
My Word to the Wise: I’m a lifelong Lily Tomlin fan so this review may be biased. I think she deserves an academy award for best actress. Beyond that, the cast is all good. It is nice to see Sam Elliot again. While watching this movie I asked my wife, “When will we as a society stop judging each other.” To which she replied,

“We’ll never change, I think it’s in our DNA.” This movie makes me want to at least try harder. The themes are similar to those in “Juno” but with a much more real-life bent. Less comedy than drama, more human than appearances. We need more movies like this, they enlighten and advance the species.

Author: Damien Riley

I write film reviews & record 2 film podcasts: The Damien Riley Podcast and Talking Stars. Thanks for reading and listening, see you at the movies!

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