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Actress Catherine Keener turned hippie sage for Peace, Love & Misunderstanding co-star Jane Fonda, so the movie veteran could understand what it meant to be an earth mother, Woodstock festival-goer type in the late 1960s.
Fonda, 74, had no idea how influential the inaugural music and arts event was to the hippie movement in 1969, so Keener took it upon herself to school the Barbarella star about the alternative lifestyle.
In an interview on U.S. breakfast show Today, Fonda said, "I play a hippie. People think that's what I was but I never was a hippie and (Keener) was far more a hippie than I. She told me what music to listen to and (in the film) I had to say something to (co-star) Jeffrey Dean Morgan about how I was at the Woodstock festival and (her character) breached, the baby breached when... Jimi Hendrix played The Star-Spangled Banner."
And Fonda only fully understood the gravity of rock icon Hendrix's performance after watching 1970's Woodstock, which documented the legendary festival on film.
She added, "She (Keener) brought me the documentary so I could see what that (performance was like). No wonder my (character's) water broke! It was an amazing experience. So she helped me understand what that was all about." »
Jane Fonda is proud of her mugshot. Of course, it was taken in 1970, when she was 33 and a vocal anti-war activist, but she's proud of it all the same at 74, featuring it prominently on a website that includes health and fitness tips, photos from her various film sets, and a lengthy post about her conversion to Christianity. To say Jane Fonda contains multitudes barely even begins to cover it-- she's lived more lives than almost anyone, famous or not, and as she enters what she calls the "third act" of her life, she seems convinced that things are only going to get better from here. Really, it's hard to argue with her-- she's starring in films like Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (which opens this Friday) and the upcoming Aaron Sorkin HBO Series The Newsroom, continuing her charity work, writing books about sexuality for adolescents in Georgia, and last fall even gave »
There are moments during certain romantic comedies when you might find yourself throwing up your hands and growling, “come on!” under your breath. And with good reason: the improbability of plotlines and inconsistencies of characters are enough to drive even the sappiest of us screaming from the theaters, scouring the streets for the realism and even cynicism that seems to have deserted us over the course of the film. “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding,” from director Bruce Beresford (“Driving Miss Daisy,” “Tender Mercies”), is not one of these kinds of rom-coms. At least, not entirely. Though wildly predictable from the outset, and undoubtedly sentimental in its bits of hippie-dippie, lovey-dovey wisdom, the movie doesn’t stray too far from the real world, and ultimately drives home an honest and applicable moral about accepting your family, warts and all.
The film wastes no time getting its story off the ground. Dialogue filters in over a black screen. »
- Emma Bernstein
Even as teens and adults, people tend to be all too eager to fight with their parents over their differences in lifestyles and opinions. But the new comedy-drama ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding,’ which hits select theaters on Friday, shows that once people are pushed outside their comfort zones, they’re more willing to accept their family’s diverse views. A seemingly mismatched family unpredictably comes together after unforeseen circumstances bring them together in the Bruce Beresford-directed film. ‘Peace, Love & Misunderstanding’ follows uptight Manhattan lawyer Diane (Catherine Keener), who decides to visit her hippie mother Grace (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock for the first time in 20 years, after her husband Mark (Kyle [ Read More ] »
- Karen Benardello
Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan hopes fans of The Band don't turn on him when they hear his awful rendition of the late Levon Helm's signature turn The Weight in new movie Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, insisting he begged film director Bruce Beresford to consider an alternative.
The actor croons the song with co-star Catherine Keener and accepts it's a terrible way to remember Helm, who died in April.
He tells WENN, "It was horrible. I think we butchered the song. Neither of us are probably the most musical people. We love music, but talent-wise you're looking at the bottom of the talent bowl!
"That was the most nervous I've been doing a scene in a long time. We were both wrecks. Bruce insisted that we do it but I was kind of hoping that somebody would just loop it."
And Morgan admits Helm was on the set in upstate New York while they were filming: "It's sad that we just lost Levon Helm. He was in the studio when we were messing around with the song and I know that (co-star) Jane (Fonda) was hanging out with him." »
Peace, Love And Misunderstanding is 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. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self-discovery. Directed by two-time Academy Award®.nominated Bruce Beresford, Peace, Love And Misunderstanding stars Academy Award®.winning Jane Fonda, two-time Academy Award®.nominated Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford, Kyle MacLachlan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff, and Rosanna Arquette.
The film was the Official Selection at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival.
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Perhaps it should have been called Peace, Love & Clothing Optional? Jane Fonda’s latest offering Peace, Love & Misunderstanding finds the Oscar-winning ’60s icon going back to her roots as Grace, a matriarch who never quite moved past her hippie dippy heyday. Grace’s high-strung daughter (Catherine Keener) returns home with her kids (Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff) in tow, setting the stage for a buzz-killing culture clash.
In this exclusive behind-the scenes featurette, Fonda and her on-screen family talk about the project alongside director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) and co-stars Chace Crawford and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Oh yeah, and then there’s that naked dude… »
- Lanford Beard
Jane Fonda has been game for some time-tripping these days, whether she's reminiscing on the 30th anniversary of her workout tape, or signing on to portray eighties-era Nancy Reagan in the Lee Daniels film The Butler. In her next movie, Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, her character is a hippie who lives in Woodstock and came into her own in the late sixties, but now that it's the 2010s, her granola existence continues to grate on her daughter, an uptight lawyer played by Catherine Keener. However, when Keener comes with kids in tow to crash with her mom, what are the odds that Fonda might be able to play matchmaker for her daughter and both grandchildren? (It helps that there's a love interest in the form of Chace Crawford to woo Keener's obstinate daughter, played by Elizabeth Olsen.) It may be free love, but she still deserves a commission. »
Check out the first poster, trailer and photos for Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford and Elizabeth Olsen. Australian film veteran Bruce Beresford delivers a heartfelt comedy that centres on a conservative lawyer (Catherine Keener) who, after splitting with her husband, takes her two teenage children to meet their estranged, eccentric grandmother (Jane Fonda). Also in the cast of the Joseph Muszynski and Christina Mengert-written drama are Kyle MacLachlan, Rosanna Arquette and Nat Wolff. Peace, Love & Misunderstanding opens June 8 in limited areas. »
The first trailer for IFC Films’ comedy-drama Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, which made its premiere at last year’s Sundance Film Festival, has debuted. Bruce Beresford‘s (Driving Miss Daisy) new heart warming comedy stars the legendary actress Jane Fonda as a hippie grandmother named Grace, who houses her daughter Diane (Catherine Keener), an uptight NYC lawyer, [...]
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- Nick Martin
Elizabeth Olsen's huge breakout year is behind her, and none of the roles she's filmed since getting enormous buzz with Martha Marcy May Marlene have yet come to theaters, but her career is one that came out of the gate fast. Before anybody knew who she was beyond "the sister of Mary Kate and Ashley," Olsen had also filmed roles in the thriller Silent House, which opened earlier this year, and the comedy Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which is on its way to a June release. Today we've got our first look at the movie, which as you'll see, has quite the all-star cast to back up newcomer Olsen. Take a look below. If you're a moviegoer of a certain age or a fan of older films, the draw here is clearly not Olsen but Jane Fonda, who rocks a huge wig and some really outlandish clothes as the aged »
Don't call it a comeback, but it looks like Jane Fonda is ready to get back to work. The actress/fitness guru/activist hasn't been entirely idle on the big screen in the past ten years, but she hasn't been Jessica Chastain either. Back in 2005, Fonda co-starred in the Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy "Monster-in-Law," Fonda's first acting role in 15 years. Despite being hated by critics, the film was a box office success, and seemed to herald Fonda's return to acting. However, after 2007's "Georgia Rule," Fonda disappeared again only to reappear years later with three projects: the comedy-drama "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," a recurring role on Aaron Sorkin's HBO series "The Newsroom," and, last month, Fonda was cast as Nancy Reagan in Lee Daniels' "The Butler." The excellent trailer for "The Newsroom" arrived earlier this month, and now the first trailer for "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" has been revealed by Yahoo! »
- Ryan Gowland
A new trailer has appeared online for the upcoming comedy Peace, Love And Misunderstanding.
Although she’s the younger sister to the infamously fashionable Olsen twins, Elizabeth Olsen seems to be making a name for herself away from her siblings. Already making waves with her roles in Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) and Silent House (2011), she now stars in a much lighter role – as adult daughter Zoe, whose mother (Catherine Keener) drags away her and her younger brother Jake (Nat Wolff) to visit their hippie grandmother, played by Jane Fonda. What was originally going to be a short vacation turns into something longer, as each family member starts to unwind and discover themselves, while Fonda runs wild with her meditation-taking, marijuana-smoking friends.
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Today we have the trailer for "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding," starring Catherine Keener, Jane Fonda, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Chace Crawford, and Rosanna Arquette. Check it out below. Plot: An uptight NYC lawyer (Keener) takes her two teenagers (Olsen, Nat Wolff) to her hippie mother's (Fonda) 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. The new movie is directed by Bruce Beresford (The Contract, Double Jeopardy) and has already appeared at several film festival. It is now set to hit theaters on June 8th, in limited release. Trailer: »
At first glance, Peace, Love & Understanding looks like your typical indie film. The focus is on characters – relationships between parents and their children, budding romances – and the humor mostly comes from a political place, throwing uptight suit-and-tie types in a confined space with characters who are on the extreme left and watching them all chafe against each other. Chances are you could watch its first trailer and feel like it was an advertisement for a film that you’ve seen a hundred times before. That is, if it didn’t have such an appealing cast. They kind of set the project apart. Well-worn material or not, it’s pretty hard to catch wind of a movie that’s cast Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, and Elizabeth Olsen as three generations of very different women and not get a little bit excited. With Fonda and especially Keener, you have a couple of acting veterans who always bring the goods »
- Nathan Adams
If you haven't heard of Elizabeth Olsen by now, who is seemingly much more suited for feature films than her twin siblings Mary-Kate and Ashley, then you're missing out on some fantastic performances. She made a splash at Sundance in 2011 with Silent House and Martha Marcy May Marlene and shined again at the festival this year with Liberal Arts and Red Lights. Now she's back in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding, a film about an uptight NYC lawyer (Catherine Keener) who takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's (Jane Fonda) farmhouse upstate for a family vacation. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love & Misunderstanding from Yahoo! Movies: Bruce Beresford (The Contract, Double Jeopardy) directs Peace, Love & Misunderstanding from a script by freshmen writers Joseph Muszynski and Christina Mengert. The film follows an uptight NYC lawyer (Catherine Keener) takes her two teenagers (Elizabeth Olsen and Nat »
- Ethan Anderton
Despite the great ensemble, one of the blandest, most by-the-numbers movies I’ve seen in the past year is Bruce Beresford‘s Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. Premiering at Tiff, the film features indie starlet Elizabeth Olsen, who does her best in a limited role, alongside Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette, and Kyle MacLachlan. It’s a completely harmless film, but one can predict every single story beat from a mile away and a cringe-worth conclusion brings all the pieces together in a perfect knot. One may ask why I’m even giving it attention, but the involvement of last year’s best actress is enough to warrant the mention. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding arrives on June 8th. »
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