Peace Love and Misunderstanding is a family/drama film directed by the noted two time Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford. On June 8th 2012 this new movie will grace the silver screen starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Chace Crawford and a great actress emerging from Sundance, Elizabeth Olsen. Peace Love And Misunderstanding is also a film that features a touch of comedy when it involves an uptight lawyer from New York who takes her two kids to their hippie mother’s farmhouse for a family vacation. The vacation turns out to be a summer of romance, family secrets, music and self discovery. This film will surely be cherished by families in the country and across the world. Let’s take a look at an early review for Peace Love And Misunderstanding:
“Peace Love And Misunderstanding: Bruce Beresford’s Comical Take On The Journey Of Family Life
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding comes with a road map so clearly marked you couldn’t miss a turn-off or dump in the road if you wanted to. Never for a minute do you doubt where things are headed. The saving grace to the utter predictability in Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski’s screenplay is reasonably personable characters and spirited acting by director Bruce Beresford’s cast.
Older adults, especially those with a nostalgia for Woodstock and the counterculture, make up the target audience although some of Elizabeth Olsen’s new fans, thanks to Martha Marcy May Marlene, may move that demographic down a few years.
Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener play an unusual mother and daughter who, the story insists, haven’t seen each other for 20 years despite the fact the daughter lives in Manhattan and her mother upstate in Woodstock. This means the grandmother has never seen either of her grandchildren, which stretches credibility more than a little.
The two women have diametrically opposite views on just about everything from politics to lifestyle choices, but the only reason given for the estrangement is that mom sold pot to guests at her daughter’s wedding. Okay, that’s a little eccentric but a two-decade banishment!
Diane (Keener) is an anal-retentive lawyer and political conservative, who impulsively takes “the kids” to see grandma on the eve of filing for divorce from her husband (Kyle MacLauchlan). Fonda’s Grace is an amusing caricature of an image of Fonda that still exists in many quarters — that of an aging, pot-smoking, organic-eating anti-war activist and New Age hippie. Make that pot-growing as well.
Son Jake (Nat Wolff) and daughter Zoe (Olsen)take to this unconventional grandma, who lets chickens roam where they may — one winds up on Diane’s laptop — paints, drinks, parties and entertains men into the night. And by the second day, all three family members are neatly paired with members of the opposite sex.
Diane — who is mysteriously called Diana (as in goddess of the hunt) by her mother — is set up with a local carpenter/singer/songwriter (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), you know, a little salt-of-the-earth to take the starch out of the middle-class attorney.”
The rest of the article can read at Hollywood Reporter
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