Lily Tomlin. What more is there to say?
A bit more, it turns out. Grandma is not your typical, well, grandma. With Lily Tomlin involved, that may hardly come as a surprise. She brings her awesome comic bluntness to the screen, and the wonderful supporting cast, Marcia Gay Harden especially, make for a lively tale. The Atlantic writes a great review of it.
I’d planned to choose a spooky film for this Movie Monday, being only days away from Halloween, but Grandma is the most recent movie I saw, and it sticks with you. Abortion, mother-daughter relationships, and homosexuality all come up, but the arguments these topics usually invoke are not at the forefront here: the focus is on a grandma and her granddaughter, the relationships we choose to foster or let die, and how little it can take to let happiness into your life.
Check it out : )