Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Reviews
And that's pretty much it for the underwhelming "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," as differences in opinion, most importantly what to have for lunch, are attempted to be settled. Also, each character almost instantenously gets a love interest upon arrival but at least in this case they are mostly male, along with the nude model. Otherwise, the cliches pile up at a fast and furious pace, proving that the only thing I hate worse than stereotypes are false ones, as most of upstate New York is with the exception of some pockets of resistance in reality quite conservative, with Woodstock Nation being figurative rather than literal. All of which even some of the most talented actresses of three generations can do little with.
This movie is about an uptight new york city lawyer, Diane, and her two teenage kids. After her husband asks for a divorce, Diane leaves with her kids to stay with her hippie Woodstock native mother for a week. As the days pass, Diane and her mother struggle to make amends from Diane shutting her out of her life for 20 years because of her irresponsibility. But through her daughter's words and her son's award winning documentary film he made while in Woodstock, Diane comes to realize how true her mother is and how she should not be such a fighter against love.
Catherine Keener plays Diane, jane Fonda plays her mother Grace, and Elizabeth Olsen and Nat Wolf play Diane's children.
This film is a waste of Jane Fonda and Elizabeth Olsen's talents but I did enjoy this movie a lot, despite the lack luster acting and cheesy dialogue, and even the decision to cast Chase Crawford.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, I give you a 50%.