Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Grandma 2015

     Sage finds out she is pregnant, she’s not ready for a baby and she’s still in high school.  Her boyfriend was supposed to give her $630 so she can go to a clinic but he didn’t show up.  Sage goes to see her grandmother Elle Reid to see if she can give her the money.  Elle has just broken up with her girlfriend Olivia and she’s missing her long time former partner Violet who died.  Elle has cut up her credit cards, she paid off all of her bills and she doesn’t have the money.  She will be getting money soon but not in time.  Sage doesn’t want to talk to her mother about this and Elle doesn’t want to talk to her daughter either because they are both afraid.  Elle and Sage set out to try to come up with the money before Sage’s appointment for this same day.
     Grandma doesn’t take any sass or backtalk from anyone!!  The time span in the film is about eight hours and it covers a lot of ground and people.  Elle wants to help Sage but she realizes what they do today will follow Sage for the rest of her life.  3 ½* (I liked this movie)

79 min, Comedy directed by Paul Weitz with Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Nat Wolff, Laverne Cox, Elizabeth Pena.

Note:  Imdb 6.8 out of 10, 92% critic 68% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 3 ½*, Amazon 3.4* out of 5* with 333 reviews.
Special Note:  Filmed in North Hollywood and Los Angeles, California.  The car that Elle drives is actually owned by Lily Tomlin and it is a 955 Dodge Royal.  She bought it in 1975 for $1500.

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