Grandma
Category:
Comedy, Drama, previous
Duration:
1 hours 19 minutes
Director:
Paul Weitz
Actors:
Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
Age restriction:
PG

Showtime

In her first leading role in 27 years, Lily Tomlin plays Ellie, a poet coping with the recent death of her long-term life partner. When Ellie discovers that her 18-year-old granddaughter Sage is pregnant, the two embark on a road trip to come to terms with their troubles.

Of the film, Stephanie Zacharek in The Village Voice wrote: “It gradually settles and deepens into something nuanced and moving, a character study that’s not so much about aging, specifically, as it is about the great and awful process of getting to know yourself.” Katie Walsh at The Playlist raved: “On the surface, GRANDMA is a simple story, but the script imbues it with deep reserves of emotional depth and meaning that are slowly, organically revealed over the course of the plot.” And in the New York Times, A.O. Scott declares that “the wonder that is GRANDMA can be summed up in two words: Lily Tomlin.”