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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.


Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

16 August 2012 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


$539,896 (USA) (6 July 2012)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The butcher that Cole works for is named Mr. Fleischer. 'Fleischer' is the German word for 'butcher'. See more »


In the film, the town of Woodstock, New York is portrayed as the geographical setting for the music festival bearing its name. In fact, the festival, while originally intended to be held in Woodstock, was ultimately held in Bethel, New York - over 50 miles from the town of Woodstock. See more »


[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 The Beales of Grey Gardens (2006) See more »


Scarborough Fair
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a strong cast in a relaxing movie
23 September 2012 | by See all my reviews

If you lack motivation or simply are looking for relaxation, you'll like Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. There is nothing groundbreaking in it, nevertheless, the cast delivers an excellent performance. It goes to the extent that even the actors that might annoy you don't bother you throughout the movie.

There is a lot of stereotyping here, but i didn't expect anything else from a romantic comedy involving hippies in Woodstock in the year 2011. Jane Fonda looks like a grandma every teenager would love to have, adorable despite all the escapades. She was the only reason i saw Peace, Love & Misunderstanding and i liked the way Barbarella had aged...

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