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Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding -- Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding stars Academy Award winning Jane Fonda, two­-time Academy Award nominated Catherine Keener, international heartthrob Chace Crawford, and Sundance's "breakout star" Elizabeth Olsen. A comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation.
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding -- An uptight NYC lawyer in the midst of a divorce takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.


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Life is a journey. Family is a trip.
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Kyle MacLachlan ... Mark Hudson

Catherine Keener ... Diane Hudson
Joseph Dunn ... Richard

Ann Osmond ... Cindy
Teri Gibson ... Elaine
Robert Bowen Jr. ... Robert

Wayne Pyle ... Party Guest Man

Alison Ball ... Party Guest Woman

Nat Wolff ... Jake Hudson

Elizabeth Olsen ... Zoe Hudson

Jane Fonda ... Grace

Joyce Van Patten ... Mariam

Laurent Rejto ... Thumbs-Up Cyclist

Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Jude
Edward Morgan ... Finger Driver

Maddie Corman ... Carole
Denise Burse ... Angel

Poorna Jagannathan ... Mira
Terry McKenna ... Jasper

Marissa O'Donnell ... Tara

Chace Crawford ... Cole

Rosanna Arquette ... Darcy
Kai Beck ... Tara's Friend

Katharine McPhee ... Sara
Dana Chaifetz ... Astrologer (as Dannah Chaifitz)
Joe 'Jaz' Scaifari ... Nude Biker
April Crisafulli ... Tara's Mom

Michael Patrick Burke ... Film Festival Organizer
Don Stitt ... Customer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Damian Abrams ... Protester (uncredited)

Estelle Bajou ... Waitress (uncredited)

David Boston ... Passerby (uncredited)

Ralph Cashen ... Sound Man (uncredited)

Edward Crawford ... Stan Dynne (uncredited)
Julie E. Davis ... Festivalgoer (uncredited)
Mary DeBellis ... Swimmer (uncredited)

Erin Deighan ... Concert Lady in Yellow Churidar Dress (uncredited)
Sharon Raab Downs ... Michelle (uncredited)

John Franchi ... Commuter (uncredited)

Susie Griswold ... Festivalgoer (uncredited)
Sean Marrinan ... Bob (uncredited)
Julie Novak ... Festivalgoer (uncredited)
John Schuman ... Soldier (uncredited)
Barbara Sebring-Forman ... Lady Leaving Restaurant (uncredited)

Bettina Skye ... Stiltwalker (uncredited)

Directed by
Bruce Beresford 
Writing credits
Christina Mengert (written by) &
Joseph Muszynski (written by)

Produced by
Jonathan Burkhart .... producer
Richard Cowan .... co-producer
Wendy Cox .... co-producer
Brice Dal Farra .... producer
Claude Dal Farra .... producer
Peter Graham .... co-executive producer
Stephen Hays .... co-executive producer
Christina Mengert .... executive producer
Lauren Munsch .... producer
Joseph Muszynski .... executive producer
Original Music by
Spencer David Hutchings 
Cinematography by
Andre Fleuren (director of photography) (as André Fleuren)
Film Editing by
John David Allen 
Casting by
Kerry Barden 
Paul Schnee 
Production Design by
Carl Sprague 
Art Direction by
Elise G. Viola  (as Elise Viola)
Set Decoration by
Robert Schleinig 
Costume Design by
Johann Stegmeir 
Makeup Department
Martial Corneville .... wig maker for Jane Fonda
Lori Hicks .... makeup department head
Sandra Linn Koepper .... key makeup artist (as Sandy Koepper)
Aaron F. Quarles .... hair department head
Mark Schmidt .... key hair stylist (as Mark J. Schmidt)
Frank Vazquez .... hair stylist
Paula Kelly .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Sarah Connors .... post-production supervisor
Wendy Cox .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Cowan .... first assistant director
Stephen P. Del Prete .... second assistant director
Scott Foster .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Jose Amor .... key carpenter
John Ashton .... set dresser
Mark Bachman .... graphic designer: BigEyes Design
John J. Ciccimarro .... construction coordinator (as John Ciccimarro)
Kathleen Dolan .... assistant property master
Virginia Gifford .... scenic artist (as Virginia E. Gifford)
Tim Hawkins .... scenic artist
Thomas Hocking .... key construction grip
Robert Holtzman .... buyer
Robert Holtzman .... set dresser
Keri Lederman .... property assistant
Jamie Merritt .... construction grip
Ann Miller .... property master (as Annie Miller)
Holly Moore .... scenic artist
Mary Owens .... scenic artist
Fred Piesco .... carpenter
Tom Popola .... construction grip
Susan Raney .... buyer
Kevin L. Raper .... graphic designer
Thomas Hudson Reeve .... on-set dresser
Jon Ringbom .... charge scenic artist
Rachel Saltzman .... construction assistant
Eric Schappach .... scenic artist
Steven Shellooe .... camera scenic
Christine Sysko .... leadperson
Steve Sysko .... foreman (as Steven Sysko)
Amy Teitter .... art department assistant
Tom West .... on-set dresser
Jim Orr .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Brian Bowles .... adr editor
Brian Bowles .... dialogue editor
Vince Camuto Sr. .... utility sound (as Vince Reed Camuto)
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer (as Damian E. Canelos)
Ryan Collison .... foley mixer
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Matthew Haasch .... foley editor (as Matt Haasch)
Robert Hein .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Hein .... supervising sound editor
Jeremy Jones .... loop group recordist
Thomas Kodros .... dolby sound consultant
Sylvia Menno .... dialogue editor
Jay Peck .... foley artist
Reilly Steele .... adr mixer
Seth Tallman .... boom operator
Fritz Francois .... playback sound mixer (uncredited)
Fruit Bats .... soundtrack (uncredited)
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Seth Tallman .... additional sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Johann Kunz .... special effects foreman
Peter Kunz .... special effects coordinator
Walt Van Lieu .... special effects assistant
Visual Effects by
Chris De Santo .... visual effects supervisor
Linus Hofmann .... compositor
Rachel Uwa .... compositor
Camera and Electrical Department
John Alcantara .... company electric
Cesar Baptista .... company grip (as Cesar Baptiste)
Matt Blades .... key grip
Josh Blakeslee .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Bernard X. Brongniart .... best boy grip (as Bernard Brongniart)
Kevin Cahill .... company grip
Daniel Casey .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as Dan Casey)
Andrew Cavagnet .... video assistant
Bryan Cloninger .... camera operator: "b" camera
Ralph G. Crowley .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Ralph Crowley)
Andy Day .... chief lighting technician (as Andrew Day)
Jamie Gallagher .... generator operator: base camp
Russell Geltman .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Tom Gilmour .... digital imaging technician
Charlie Grubbs .... chief rigging electrician (as Charles Grubbs)
Michael Hunold .... best boy rigging electric (as Mike Hunold)
Jacob Hutchings .... still photographer
John Krause .... dolly grip
Christopher Liscinsky .... company electric (as Chris Liscinsky)
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: "b" camera
Bruce MacCallum .... second unit director of photography
Heather Norton .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Anwar Payne .... company grip
Jeff Pinette .... digital utility
Ian Pratt .... company grip
Leo Sandler .... camera operator: "c" camera
Mark Schmidt .... camera operator: "a" camera
Mark Schmidt .... steadicam operator
Casting Department
Rich Delia .... casting associate: LA
Brian DiLorenzo .... extras casting assistant
Allison Estrin .... casting associate: NYC
Brian Keady .... extras casting
Dan Rejto .... extras casting assistant
Michael Fredlund .... casting assistant (uncredited)
Amy Teitter .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amy Andrews .... costume supervisor (as Amy Andrews Harrell)
Kate Jones .... assistant costume designer
Jessica Medenbach .... costume production assistant
Tracy Nishimoto .... set costumer
Clara Poteau .... seamstress
Taylor Rierden .... costume supervisor
Lucia Shapiro .... set costumer
Omar S. Simmons .... set costumer
Sloane True .... costume intern
Scott T. Coppock .... costume dyer/distresser (uncredited)
Editorial Department
David Gray .... assistant editor
Charles Herzfeld .... post facility supervisor
Jeremy Newmark .... assistant editor
Jeremy Newmark .... colorist
Jeremy Newmark .... digital imaging supervisor
Lance Spindler .... color timer
Molle DeBartolo .... digital intermediate producer (uncredited)
Jamie Hediger .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Darrell R. Smith .... digital intermediate supervising producer (uncredited)
Music Department
Kevin Cloninger .... score programmer
Stephen Endelman .... music supervisor
Brian Jackson Harris .... epk: music supervisor
Suzanne Hilleary .... music coordinator
Spencer David Hutchings .... orchestrator
Jeremy Jones .... score mixer
Jeremy Jones .... score recordist
Brian Keady .... music consultant
Abigail Kende .... music clearance: Tele Cinema
Christopher Kennedy .... music editor
Rob Kolar .... composer: theme music - song composed by
Matt Rocker .... additional music editorial
Tyler Westen .... assistant: Stephen Endelman
Gary Chester .... recording engineer (uncredited)
Danny Louis .... musician: keyboards (uncredited)
MacHan Taylor .... vocal coach (uncredited)
Tyler Westen .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Scott Bucciero .... driver
Dan Buckman .... driver (as Daniel Buckman)
David Buckman .... driver
Jim Buckman .... transportation captain
Mike Canales .... driver (as Mike Canale)
Peter Connors .... transportation co-captain (as Peter J. Connors)
Martin Dodge .... driver
Kenneth Garrison .... driver
Fernando Garzon .... driver
Greg Jacobs .... driver
Alex Ortiz .... driver
William Speranza .... driver (as Willie Speranza)
David Thompson .... driver (as Dave Thompson)
Timothy Wallin .... driver (as Timothy J. Wallin)
Paul Wiener .... driver
Other crew
Iddo Arad .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz (as Iddo I. Arad)
Buck Benik .... assistant craft service
Josh Benoliel .... location assistant
Bob Broder .... set medic
Renee Burke .... script supervisor (as Renee Foley Burke)
John 'JR' Craigmile .... production accountant (as J.R. Craigmile)
Edward Crawford .... stand-in
Parry Creedon .... assistant production coordinator
Greg Furman .... stand-in
Philippe Gallichet .... chef
Jeff Goldenbaum .... deer wrangler
David Gouaux .... office staff assistant
Genevieve Gouaux .... housing coordinator
Sandi Greenberg .... set production assistant: first team
Colette Hallinan .... accounting clerk
Lauren Heath .... production coordinator (as Lauren M. Heath)
Peter Hutchings .... assistant: Bruce Beresford
Sarah Hutchings .... animal wrangler
Sheri Jeffrey .... attorney: distribution
Simone Lageoles .... production coordinator
Gabriella Ludlow .... business affairs executive
James Macolino .... key production assistant
Patrick Mahoney .... craft service
David Massee .... set production assistant
Maria Elena Maurin .... production assistant
Alinda Muszynski .... assistant: Jane Fonda
Karen S. Neasi .... product placement (as Karen Neasi)
Patrick Neri .... assistant: Elizabeth Olsen and Nat Wolff
Tim Nesmith .... set production assistant
Jason Nicholson .... assistant: Claude Dal Farra
Jennifer Lynn Owens .... stand-in
Anney Perrine .... assistant: Catherine Keener
Krysten Pollard .... assistant: Jonathan Burkhart
Susan Robbins .... stand-in
Peter Saguto .... assistant: André Flouren
Drew Schofer .... location coordinator
Weiman Seid .... unit publicist: Fat Dot PR
Michael C. Seils .... set production assistant (as Michael Seils)
Tom Selz .... legal services: Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Nicole Signore .... stand-in
Allison Spain .... assistant: Chace Crawford
Daniel Strol .... location manager
Tracy Weiss .... deer wrangler
Michael Woody .... first assistant accountant
Abigail Zealey Bess .... assistant location manager
Marc Carusiello .... production assistant (uncredited)
Chelsea Feil .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Doug Panetta .... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Ralph Pellegrini .... key location assistant (uncredited)
Brandon Rohwer .... unit publicist (uncredited)
John Schuman .... armorer (uncredited)
Craig Striano .... scorpio head operator (uncredited)
Christo Dimassis .... special thanks
Elana Krausz .... special thanks

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Rated R for drug content and some sexual references
96 min
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Maddie Corman, who plays Carole, is first seen at a peace rally in the middle of Woodstock. In the movie PCU she plays one of the Womynists, who protests everything as well.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
[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 Grizzly Man (2005)See more »
The Devil's Got My SecretSee more »


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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
'Life is a journey. Family is a trip.', 20 June 2012
Author: gradyharp from United States

It is not often that a film appears that looks like it may just be background noise for a lazy evening and turns our to be a jewel of a movie. But that is what happens when discovering PEACE, LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING. Written by first timers Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski who also are the film's producers, and directed with splendid sensitivity for character and detail by Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Bride of the Wind, Mao's Last Dance, etc), this is a story that so easily could have dropped of the edge of the cliff as a flop but instead becomes a transporting study of family, of coming of age, of second chances, and of fining self in this often absurd world in which we live. The cast, down to the most minuscule bit player, is outstanding: this film is likely to be a career boost for all involved.

Uptight obsessive compulsive lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener) lives in New York and at film's opening is told by her husband Mark that he wants a divorce. Diane decides to escape the disorganized trauma of that announcement by taking her two teenagers - geeky video camera addict and virginal Jake (Nat Wolff) and vegan daughter Zoe (Elizabeth Olsen) - to visit Diane's hippy mother Grace (Jane Fonda, in a brilliant performance) whom she hasn't seen for 20 years (Grace sold Marijuana to Diane's friends at Diane's wedding and has never been forgiven): Grace lives in Woodstock, a town that has retained its hippie flavor since the 1960s. Thinking they will only stay for a couple of days the visiting fractured family ends up staying on while Diane slowly appreciates the strange and wacky but intensely felt life her mother has embraced. Diane meets Jude (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) who slowly breaks down Diane's carefully controlled existence, Zoe is attracted to the local butcher Cole (Chace Crawford, definitely a talent to watch) and despite her loathing of slaughtering animals for food she gradually discovers similarities in the tow of them, and Jake falls for Tara (Marissa O'Donnell) - his first physical experience. Stir all those ingredients, add some hilarious evening of women howling at the full moon, some surprises in character development, and town full of retro-flowerchild status and the film just soars.

One of the many reasons this film works so well is the outstanding performance by the always beautiful and gifted Jane Fonda, but Keener, Morgan, Olsen, Crawford and Wolff are also in top form. For an American comedy that leaves the viewer feeling on top of the world, this movie has it all.

Grady Harp

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