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Grandma (2015)

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A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

Director:

Paul Weitz

Writer:

Paul Weitz
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Tomlin ... Elle
Judy Greer ... Olivia
Julia Garner ... Sage
Carlos Miranda ... Young Man
John Cho ... Chau
Nat Wolff ... Cam
Laverne Cox ... Deathy
Aaron Bilyeu Aaron Bilyeu ... Tattoo Artist
Elizabeth Peña ... Carla
Colleen Camp ... Bonobo Customer
Sam Elliott ... Karl
Mo Zelof ... Ian (as Mo Aboul-Zelof)
Marcia Gay Harden ... Judy
Meg Crosbie ... Wendy
Sarah Burns ... Jill
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Storyline

Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing six hundred dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aprendendo Com a Vovó See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,540, 23 August 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,980,421, 28 February 2016
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Paul Weitz wrote the role specifically for Lily Tomlin. See more »

Goofs

When Sage and her grandma are talking next to the tree, during one shot a black body mic wire is visible on the right side of Sage's blouse. In between takes it is covered up. See more »

Quotes

Sage: You know, you have a real anger problem.
Elle Reid: No, no, I don't. I have an asshole problem. When people are assholes, I get angry.
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References The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952) See more »

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Bella
Written and Performed by Angus & Julia Stone (as Angus and Julia Stone)
Courtesy of Angus and Julia Stone
Under license to Nettwerk Productions, Ltd.
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Wonderful, timely film!
24 October 2015 | by robert-spottswoodSee all my reviews

Wow, what a breath of fresh air in the cesspool of recent films (okay, a few other exceptions.) As feminists, we roared. As parents, we nodded in recognition. As grandparents, we cheered at the clever handling of generational misunderstandings. As story-lovers, we appreciated a satisfying ending with validating resolutions. Especially liked the mirror rebuke of the 'Juno' film's preschool handling of full-range women's health care. Why does the right-wing hate women so much, and why do we tolerate that?

Paul Weitz, please write and direct some more films for these actors. We approve of this film!


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