A misanthropic poet (Lily Tomlin), estranged from her daughter and recovering from a breakup, agrees to take her granddaughter (Julia Garner) across Los Angeles and help her find the money she needs for an unexpected mission. Boasting a stellar performance from Tomlin and some powerfully empathetic work from writer-director Paul Weitz, GRANDMA is a dramedy that shouldn't have to ask you to visit.
3 day rental • R • 78 min.
"Short, tart, yet unexpectedly sweet, Paul Weitz's GRANDMA is a small-scale character study - and, because that character is played by the great Lily Tomlin, it's mesmerizing, right up until its final frame."
— Seattle Times
"Smart and sweet, mature and bawdy, knowing its characters' flaws yet open to the possibilities of people acting upon their best instincts. It is without a doubt one of the year's best films."
"Lily Tomlin - comedian, activist, national treasure and natural wonder - deftly balances a dazzling star turn and deeply felt character study in GRANDMA."
— Washington Post
"Acerbic, unexpected and quietly heart-warming without ever approaching sappy, this takes a no-nonsense approach to big issues - life, love and ageing - and never feels heavy-handed."
— Empire Magazine