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By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Feisty, sometimes funny, intense coming-of-age tale.

Movie R 2015 80 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 16+

Tomlin coming back in a BIG way!

Lily Tomlin being just absolutely excellent! This is a group of people that I wish existed...they feel so real and the conversations feel palpable. Tomlin just murders this role and it feels like a who's who throughout the film. She slays everyone in her wake in this film and we are all the better for it. The chemistry between the characters feels real and we get to enjoy the connections.
age 14+

You will only love this movie if you love Lily Tomlin

The amazing storyline was written for Tomlin fans around the world. This Comedy is heartfelt and beckons at a broad array of the consumers emotions.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (3):

Tomlin mesmerizes in the role of the combative, confident, and caring GRANDMA, lofting the film to a higher cinematic tier. She's a tour de force all the way, aided by a script that's unafraid to tackle difficult, sometimes controversial subjects with empathy and wisdom. Her foil is Garner, who, for the most part, manages to dish out nearly as much verve and vigor as Tomlin.

The film drags in parts when scenes are allowed to go longer than they need to, and some of the situations in which Elle and Sage find themselves in seem forced. But Grandma is a joy in that it allows Tomlin to show her range -- and a formidable one it is.

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