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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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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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Jane Fonda's character in the movie attended the Woodstock Festival in 1969 while pregnant; her water broke during Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Fonda actually knew little about Woodstock (at the time, she was already over 30 and living in Europe), and didn't relate to this part of the story, until shown a documentary by co-star Catherine Keener. Watching Hendrix's set in the documentary, Fonda later explained, "I got it." See more »

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When his mother is being kissed by Jude on stage at the music festival, Jake clapping instead of filming, yet a sequence including the kiss shows up in his movie. See more »

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Hippie stereotypes annoying
1 April 2014 | by See all my reviews

Diane (Catherine Keener) is a straight laced NYC lawyer. Her husband (Kyle MacLachlan) has asked for a divorce. She takes her daughter Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) and son Jake (Nat Wolff) to stay with her hippie mother Grace (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock. Diane has been estranged from her irresponsible mother ever since Grace sold weed to her wedding guests resulting in her getting Grace arrested. Grace introduces Diane to Jude (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who turns out to have a history with Grace. Zoe is a vegetarian who falls for butcher Cole (Chace Crawford). Jake is an introvert who dreams of being the next Werner Herzog. He falls for local girl Tara (Marissa O'Donnell).

I like the two kids especially Olsen, and I like her relationship with Crawford. The odd thing about Diane's relationship with her mother Grace is that I agree with Diane. In the end, Grace never changes in her irresponsible ways and Diane is berated into accepting Grace by Jude. The whole hippie culture portrayed here is one big stereotype after another. It's almost as old as Jane Fonda. None of that is appealing or funny. And that student film in the end is truly horrible. I wanted the kid to be actually good. I wanted the kid that is going to be the next Herzog.


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