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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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Peace, Love and Misunderstanding  »

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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". Catherine Keener, who plays the daughter, was actually born in 1959 - ten years older than her character. 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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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 Grizzly Man (2005) See more »

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The Devil's Got My Secret
Written by Mieka Pauley, Ari Hest, Noam Weinstein and Tyler Wood
Published by The Mess I'm In Publishing
Busybacksoon Music, No Songs and 2od Music
Performed by Mieka Pauley
Courtesy of WACBIZ
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A harmless way to spend some time with some good actresses
25 January 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Three talented actresses (Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener and Elizabeth Olsen) provided the drive for this over-simplistic view of intergenerational differences and the search for happiness. While clichés abound, the plots twists can be seen miles away but yet occur in the blink-of-an-eye without any rationalization, and the characters border on being one- dimensional, this movie is a guilty pleasure. I would probably credit the ability to overcome this movie's weaknesses to the acting skills and the on-screen charisma of Ms. Fonda and Ms. Keener.

The male characters are even more one-dimensional than the female leads. The only person to get less to do than the abandoning husband (Kyle MacLachlan) is the talented Patricia Arquette who may have only 1 or 2 lines in the movie which require a double take to confirm her presence. I suspect that post-production was not kind to whatever other dialog must have been originally written for her.

While the movie has many weaknesses, the stellar soundtrack and magnificent cinematography are not among them.

Clocking in at barely over 90 minutes, I would recommend this movie to those who do not mind a little fluff every now and then.

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