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Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2011)

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An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

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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 BCDF Pictures

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Life is a journey. Family is a trip.

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for drug content and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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16 August 2012 (Israel)  »

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$105,960 (USA) (8 June 2012)

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$539,896 (USA) (6 July 2012)
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Even though it was released after two other films she is in, this is Elizabeth Olsen's first feature film acting job. See more »

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During the full moon dance/party there is a long shot of the full moon through the trees followed 10 seconds later by an extreme close up of the moon that is clearly not full. See more »

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[first lines]
Diane: Did you know I had to get three more bottles of wine today on account of Richard's new wife's aversion to California chardonnay?
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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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Seems Like Yesterday
Written by Stephen Endelman and Robert Kolar
Published by Argo Navis Music Inc. Sultry Avenue Publishing
Performed by Katharine McPhee
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heartwarming and nostalgic
10 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is splendid! I had forgotten that Jane Fonda is an excellent actress. The scenery, with the landscape and vintage "props", is a wonderful reminder of the years that birthed care for the earth, inclusivity, and questioning the status quo. The story profiles the inevitable misunderstandings between generations, and the life lessons we can teach one another. Perhaps this is a movie enjoyed more by women, but many young men participated in the hippie culture, and many of today's women and men were conceived in fields of wildflowers. Although the film profiles a narrow 10-to-15-year span in our history, it provides an intimate glimpse into that era, to be enjoyed by multiple generations. I hope to see it again soon, because there was simply too much to "take in" in one viewing.


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