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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding (2011)

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An uptight New York City lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle MacLachlan ... Mark Hudson
Catherine Keener ... Diane Hudson
Joseph Dunn Joseph Dunn ... Richard
Ann Osmond ... Cindy
Teri Gibson Teri Gibson ... Elaine
Robert Bowen Jr. 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 Edward Morgan ... Finger Driver


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) See more »

Also Known As:

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding See more »

Filming Locations:

Kerhonkson, New York, USA See more »


Box Office


$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,960, 10 June 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$539,896, 8 July 2012
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Company Credits

Production Co:

BCDF Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Even though it was released after two other films, in which she appeared, this is Elizabeth Olsen's first feature film acting job. 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 »


What'll We Do 'Till Dawn
Composed by Timothy Reed Carroll
Published by Tim Carroll Music
Performed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan
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Loved this wonderful comedy!
29 June 2012 | by essex777See all my reviews

Yes, comedy! It's a refreshing look at the culture of the 60's and the cynicism of those who look back and try to make sense of all the facets of American society that were called into question during the period. The facets still exist! Out of it comes a funny portrayal of what the confusion/clarity looked like (looks like) as people worked it out, tried to love one another, and made mistakes, as only humans can...with great intentions all firing at once. Congratulations to the director, the cast, the writers, for this delightful romp. I laughed, learned humility, and relished the human comedy that we are, now, as we try to still (once again) Love over generational lines - adult to child, etc. God Bless you for the effort - I hope those who can relax, let go, without a toke, or with, can enjoy your message for what it is - human - very funny, sometimes just plain dumb. Please do not over intellectualize it, just enjoy the darn thing! This movie actually had a kind of "Doris Day" feel to it. Delightful and simple on the surface, but underneath, lots of some good messages about healing one another. I've read what some critics have said, and I wanna say, go to church, get over yourself, calm down, just enjoy the silliness of life, be reverent - be still. Kids do it and so should we, then we will hear each other!!!!

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