This film is charming, showing that Jane Fonda is still alive and kicking. She plays the role of Grace, a hippie grandmother living in, of course, Woodstock, NY. She and her daughter, Diane, played by Catherine Keener, have not spoken in twenty years. It seems Diane had her mother arrested for selling pot to Diane's wedding party. As extreme as this seems, it is even stranger to me, that the wise woman Jane plays hasn't reached out to her daughter and to her two grandchildren, in twenty years
Woodstock is as you would expect, idyllic and enchanting, except hippies were shipped in to make the town look more believable.
Diane is dumped by her husband and she brings the grandchildren home to visit grannie. Granny is not like any of ours, she is involved in making pottery, smoking and selling pot and all the usual things hippie do. Soon, mom and daughter are involved in love affairs, and grandson makes a film. All of this a little unwieldy,,true. A simple film, wasted on the talents of Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener.
Recommended if you smoke pot or are a hippie. prisrob 04-22-13