Peace, Love & Misunderstanding Synopsis
A lawyer (Catherine Keener) brings her children along to visit her estranged hippie mother.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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PEACE ,LOVE AND MISUNDERSTANDING

By streetheart
No explosions ,no violence ,no radioactive flying mutants (not that I have anything against flying mutants) -just a well acted character driven beautiful movie with some great insights ,a lot of...

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

By Peneflix
This film tries desperately to find a balance between three generations and fails miserably.. Jane Fonda is "Grace" a fossil of Woodstock (1969) with salt and peppered tresses flowing, like...

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding is a must go

By jeromejerome
Loved it. Need one say more. The characters are wonderful and the script is wonderful. Go see pronto....

Amazing Movie!

By lobsterbop123
Just saw this movie...you HAVE to see it! Amazing acting and funny too!...

Last stand (hopefully) of the hippie generation

By RandytheMovieFan
What a waste of talented actors. The cliches abound in this generally boring tale of conflict and reconciliation between mother and daughter. Jane Fonda looks darn good for 74, but dealing pot,...

Must See

By slbpmiller
This movie is now only on ppv and I've bought it many times. Can't wait til it comes out on dvd. I love this movie & my husband and teenage son & daughter love it too!...

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Rated R | For Drug Content and Some Sexual References
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Drug use and cliches mar unoriginal indie dramedy.
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