British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways.
Iris invites her friend Jack to stay at her family's island getaway after the death of his brother. At their remote cabin, Jack's drunken encounter with Hannah, Iris' sister, kicks off a revealing stretch of days.
An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets and self-discovery. Written by
Written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter
Published by Ice Nine Publishing Company Inc.
Performed by The Grateful Dead
Courtesy of Grateful Dead Productions/Rhino Entertainment Company
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Two words describe this movie: inspired filmmaking. There is a little sadness, a lot of happiness and laughs galore. There is a heaping helping of romance with changing attitudes and roller coaster emotional twists. The friend who saw it with me said, "Jane Fonda is back!" He's right. She is. She is a laugh riot throughout.
In Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, director Bruce Beresford has re-created the '60s with a broad brush. It's not hard to believe that the eccentric characters depicted in the movie still inhabit the small towns of upstate New York, where most of the movie takes place. In fact, I know one "aging hippie" who does.
Besides the fun plot, viewers are treated to marvelous cinematography that highlights the beauty of the area. Topping that off, various feathered and hoofed creatures make cameo appearances. Beresford was lucky to capture them on film. If I didn't know better, I'd think they were following his direction. The music is wonderful, too.
This is a film the whole family (let's say 12 and up) can enjoy. You'll be glad you saw it.
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