#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
Plot: Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future.
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Tomlin’s best work of recent memory
As abortion and its moral complexities continue to be a hot topic in politics, so it will be in film. “Grandma”, the latest indie feature from writer/director Paul Weitz, is the most recent film to deal with the timeless topic.
The film follows Elle Reid (played by Lily Tomlin) and her teenage granddaughter Sage (played by Julia Garner) as they struggle to find the money for Sage’s abortion. This quest leads the two all across town, through Reid’s past and back again, all because they can’t go to Sage’s mother, Judy, (played by Marcia Gay Harden) for fear of her wrath.
As far as films about abortion go, “Grandma” does little to justify the severity of its plot. It’s established early on that the only reason Sage’s abortion is so urgent is because she just can’t stand the thought of being pregnant, and so she’s made an appointment at a local clinic for later that same day. This means that all that frantic searching for money is all in the name of comfort. Sage could reschedule her appointment at any time, she just doesn’t want to. Once this is realized, the entire abortion plot line is deflated.
This doesn’t derail the film, however, because after viewing the whole movie, one realizes that the abortion is merely a MacGuffin, or simply a plot device used to move the story along that doesn’t really have any value in and of itself. The film isn’t really trying to say anything about abortion. Instead, it focuses on age.
As she takes her granddaughter from place to place, Reid is taken through a slide show of her past, visiting people she hasn’t seen in years. Her character is a misanthropic lesbian who’s easily angered by even the smallest of grievances, so naturally she’s made plenty of enemies throughout her life. As she searches for a solution to Sage’s problem, Reid meets with old flames, former friends and even recent girlfriends, each of which has a bone to pick with Reid for something she’s done in the past.
One such visit is with Karl (played by Sam Elliott), Reid’s ex-husband. As you could predict, this meeting leads to a heated argument about Reid’s wrongdoings; a scene that ends up being the cornerstone of the whole film. Elliott provides an honest and heartbreaking performance that cuts right to the heart of the film’s narrative, highlighting the fact that Reid is trapped in a wiser body, tormented by the reckless selfishness of her past and left to deal with the consequences.
Reid’s personal crisis is brought home by Tomlin’s immense talent, which is really the biggest thing this film has going for it. She gives a certain vivacity to the character that brings the whole movie to life. Reid’s regrets, strife and experience are all worn in plain view, and even through the barrage of verbal abuse that she spouts at those who displease her, one can see the years of hardship the woman has endured.
However, in an ironic sort of way, Tomlin’s excellent performance also hurts the film. Garner, a relatively new face in film at the age of 21, has yet to mature as an actress, so when sharing the screen with Tomlin, she withers along with the weight of her character’s troubles. In comparison to Reid’s dysfunctional life, Sage’s pregnancy doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. The film establishes that Reid has lived through much worse than what Sage is going through, which undermines Sage’s whole function in the plot to begin with.
So even though Weitz’ latest has less to say about the political climate than it initially implies, it’s still a thorough exploration of age and what it means to live a life full of regrets. This may not be a revelation, as many films have tackled it before, but thanks to Tomlin’s layered performance, “Grandma” has a definitive place amidst the ranks of its predecessors.
Best Actress of the Year
It’s just about the right time to say Lily could walk with the best actress award from many organizations. She has never commanded the screen with this much power and charisma. Her performance is touching,funny, and never boring. She takes on the role in such a way you would think the role was written specifically for her. One can’t imagine anyone ever playing this character.
Tomlin is an older grandma who happens to be a lesbian. She’s retired, lonely, and doesn’t have the best relationship with her daughter. It seems like she has always found a way to irritate those who get too close to her. One morning her granddaughter shows up and needs some assistance. She’s pregnant and needs money for an abortion. Since grandma believes she doesn’t have much to do with her relatives, she has disposed of her credit cards, has settled into a routine where there’s no room for any disturbances. Suddenly she begins a quest to find a way to help the teen without letting mom know.
So, we follow her as she visits old friends, acquaintances, and former lovers. Everyone knows there will be complications, sad moments, funny moments, and some unexpected surprises, one of them being a meeting with a male lover she had 30 years ago. Tomlin never misses a mark, delivering lines with plenty of acidity, reaching hesitantly to those she cares about, and rarely being surprised by human nature. There are times when things might seem a bit complicated or confusing to her. It’s a matter of aging or facing the truth, but she conquers it all, and we reach a satisfying conclusion because life has never been simple.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 19 min (79 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Paul Weitz
Writer Paul Weitz
Actors Lily Tomlin, Judy Greer, Julia Garner, Carlos Miranda
Awards Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations.
Production Company Depth of Field
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (negative ratio), 1.85 : 1 (intended ratio)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format N/A