Grandma is hilarious at times and cuts you deep in others, while Lily Tomlin gives us an Oscar worthy performance.
Tomlin, 75, can still make you laugh and cry all at the same time. She amplifies that gift here in Grandma, a film about Elle (Tomlin) and her pregnant granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) who are looking to scavenge up $600 for an abortion before sundown. Yes, it’s a real and raw film that kicks its audience right in the gut. Grandma asks the hard questions and lets the audience decide on their own.
Dazzled and devastated, Grandma is a poet by mouth and free at heart. Throughout the film, Elle is also struggling with the recent breakup of her girlfriend Olivia (Judy Greer). Writer-director Paul Weitz (American Pie, About a Boy) rattles old skeletons and digs up dirty secrets from Elle’s past. In the end, Grandma plays to Tomlin’s strengths and will leave you broken.
Grandma is rated R (Restricted) For language and some drug use.
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