Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Reviews

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January 3, 2019
Keener is a great character actress, while Olsen is destined to become one.
November 16, 2018
This pleasant enough straight-to-DVD comedy stars Catherine Keener as an uptight lawyer who takes her kids (one is Elizabeth Olsen) to her Mom's for the summer.
August 30, 2018
The plot arc of the budding video artist is just the final nail in a formulaic box that is supposed to be about loosening up, but is walled in by convention.
August 25, 2012
Somewhere Alison Bechdel is screaming.
August 4, 2012
Three talented actresses, including Jane Fonda, are wasted in this disappointing serio-comedy.
July 12, 2012
About as surprising in its plot as a trip to McDonald's, but that doesn't keep it from being pretty satisfying on the cinematic comfort-food level.
June 19, 2012
The once divisive 'Hanoi Jane' is now a harmless hippie dispensing homegrown marijuana and homilies about love and 'transformation' in this cornball, clichd and predictable yet agreeable and entertaining movie.
June 18, 2012
The lighting was so off in this movie that bright patches of sunlight made me squint and dark nighttime scenes lost some character's facial features.
June 16, 2012
For a movie that professes to teach us to get past our insecurities and think more freely, it does so with astonishingly conventional storytelling tropes.
June 15, 2012
Hippies are now charming old eccentrics who exist mainly to teach the rest of us to stop and smell (or smoke) the roses.
June 15, 2012
Beresford directs without purpose or polish, and his mostly fine cast, which includes Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette in bit parts, is wasted.
Top Critic
June 14, 2012
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 blends with perfection.
June 13, 2012
Jane Fonda's hippy offers nothing but a chance for Catherine Keener's uptight New Yorker to bicker with. What a flat film.
June 13, 2012
Drug use and cliches mar unoriginal indie dramedy.
June 10, 2012
f Woodstock represented three days of love and peace, "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" mostly takes up 96 minutes of your time, most who see will wish they could get back.
June 9, 2012
It's a bad sign when Jane Fonda has to work to pass for an old hippie.
June 8, 2012
Fonda, Keener and Olsen compose a dream team of multigenerational talent, but they, and this film, are underserved by characters in need of development and an idea in need of a story.
June 8, 2012
Good-natured, eager to please and harmless, but also contrived, trite and bland.
June 8, 2012
Not every movie is, or has to be, an Event. Sometimes all I ask of a film is that it offer a pleasant diversion for an hour and a half. That's exactly what I got from 'Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding'.
June 8, 2012
There's a great movie to be made about the survivors of Woodstock Nation and their children. But in order to make that movie, you first have to respect the ideals of that generation enough to at least give them their due.
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