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.
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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