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Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing $600 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. Refreshingly unapologetic and candid, Grandma navigates the intricacies of relationships between three generations of women.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: Boasting a stellar performance from Lily Tomlin and some powerfully empathetic work from writer-director Paul Weitz, Grandma is a dramedy that shouldn't have to ask you to visit.
It's a character study and morality play and bildungsroman, subtly executed and lovingly performed...
June 25, 2017
London Evening Standard
Were Oscar voters to nominate Tomlin for a Best Actress award, it would definitely cause waves. He...
June 25, 2017
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Common Sense Says
Feisty, sometimes funny, intense coming-of-age tale.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Grandma creates an unusual mix of grit and warmth in its story about a grandmother and granddaughter who forge a bond in a crisis. The high school student is pregnant, but she doesn't want to have the baby and needs financial help to address her situation. The topics are tough, but there's also a lot of heart here. Expect lots of swearing ("f--k," "s--t," and more), non-explicit talk about teen sex, and some drinking/references to getting high -- as well as plenty of affecting moments that show a woman who's desperately trying to connect but not exactly sure how to do so.
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- Genre:Drama, Comedy
- Release Date:August 21, 2015
- Languages:English, Spanish
- Captions:English, Spanish
- Audio Format:5.1
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