Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding Reviews

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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 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.
June 8, 2012
There is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.
June 8, 2012
What's so funny about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding"? Not enough.
June 8, 2012
If nothing else, you must applaud Peace, Love & Misunderstanding for its cheery insistence that a lifetime of resentment can float away as easily as a helium-filled balloon.
June 8, 2012
Certainly, there's a comedy to be made about multigenerational conflict. But "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" never quite finds its groove.
June 8, 2012
A crowd-pleasing comedy that isn't going to win any awards for originality.
June 8, 2012
Nobody deserves this movie.
June 8, 2012
It's like "A Midsummer Night's Dream" in the Catskills.
June 7, 2012
It's not "On Golden Pond" by any stretch, but it is nice to have Fonda back in the fractious family way.
June 7, 2012
Every plot turn is groaningly predictable. But at least the lead performances set off sparks.
June 7, 2012
You could watch Bruce Beresford's wan comedy "Peace, Love and Misunderstanding" with the sound off, and still follow the plot easily just by watching Catherine Keener's hair.
June 7, 2012
Was there no one to suggest that the script, by Joseph Muszynski and Christina Mengert, had certain deficits? All the same, the spectacle of first-rate actors attacking third-rate material is guilty fun.
Top Critic
June 7, 2012
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding mostly comes across as chintzy and uninspired as its title.
June 7, 2012
Woodstock, and hippie grandmas everywhere, demand better.
June 7, 2012
How you feel about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" will depend on how you feel about aging hippies and the continuing relevance of all things Woodstock.
June 7, 2012
It's slight, but pleasurable fun.
June 7, 2012
"Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" treats the Hudson Valley as a kind of Eden, and it is not the first film to do so, merely one of the duller. All is schematic in the extreme.
June 7, 2012
This musty comedy makes its chosen location look like a place that exists only to heal refugees from the city, and provide answers for life's problems.
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