75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Pop songs, beautiful bucolic scenery and the joy of watching Jane Fonda fizz in a fun role that looks like a no-brainer are elements that a skilled director like Australia's polished Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) blends with perfection.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
An undemanding formula picture that's a lot of superficial fun and not much more.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A touchy daughter and her feely mom form the emotional axis of Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding, a touching, feeling, touchy-feely series of emotional encounters that generate much warmth in Bruce Beresford's balloon-light family comedy. If it were any lighter, it would float away.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The saving grace to the utter predictability in Christina Mengert and Joseph Muszynski's screenplay is reasonably personable characters and spirited acting by director Bruce Beresford's cast.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding has a place for everybody in its heart-of-gold band.
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55

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
None of it quite works, but it seems Beresford did his damnedest to try to pull it off.
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40

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The only rewards, and they are real albeit insufficient, involve watching Jane Fonda in full cry and Catherine Keener in a quieter fullness of feeling.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
So let's hear it for the giant wig of Pre-Raphaelite gray corkscrews planted on the noggin of Jane Fonda as a glamorous hippie grandma. The hairdo meets its match in the dull Ann Taylor togs encasing Catherine Keener: That's how you know Granny's daughter is an uptight lawyer.
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25

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Me, I'm a Johnny Rotten man, so this limp culture-clash comedy with a heart of patchouli just made me want to stab my eyeballs out.
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
The fact that Grandma is played by Jane Fonda, flouncing around in natural fabrics, should tell you something. It should tell you there is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.
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45 out of 100
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