Grandma, Blu-ray (2016)

by | Feb 11, 2016 | DVD & Blu-ray Video Reviews

Excellent role for Lily Tomlin but otherwise rather a downer.

Grandma, Blu-ray (2016)

Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics (2/9/16)
Video: 1.85:1 for 16:9 1080p HD color
Audio: English DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, Spanish
Dubbed: French, Portuguese, Thai
Director: Paul Weitz
No region code
Extras: Commentary track with Tomlin, Sam Elliott, Julia Garner & Paul Weitz; Q & A with Tom, Elliott & Weitz
Length: 79 min.
Rating: ****

Lesbian Elle (Lily) has just broken up with her much younger, beautiful girlfriend when her grandaughter unexpectedly shows up needing $600 for an abortion appointment because her boyfriend wouldn’t pay for it. They are both broke and therefore they set out on a mostly useless trip trying to visit old friends and flames (both male and female) of Elle and digging up various secrets and bad feelings on the way.

Eventually they do get enough money together for the granddaughter’s appointment and procedure. The problems between the three generations of women are dealt with in candid fashion and the ending finds them a bit closer together, and the mother in the middle admitting some of her faults.

—John Sunier

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