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Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
Directed by two‐time Academy Award nominee Bruce Beresford, Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding stars Academy Award winning Jane Fonda, two‐time Academy Award nominated Catherine Keener, international heartthrob Chace Crawford, and Sundance's "breakout star" Elizabeth Olsen. A comedy about an uptight New York City lawyer who takes her two spirited teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse in the countryside for a family vacation. What was meant to be a weekend getaway quickly turns into a summer adventure of romance, music, family secrets, and self‐discovery.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Beresford directs without purpose or polish, and his mostly fine cast, which includes Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette in bit parts, is wasted."
‑ Rafer Guzman, Newsday
"There is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge."
‑ Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle
"Somewhere Alison Bechdel is screaming."
‑ Witney Seibold, CraveOnline
"The once divisive 'Hanoi Jane' is now a harmless hippie dispensing homegrown marijuana and homilies about love and 'transformation' in this cornball, clichéd and predictable yet agreeable and entertaining movie."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Jane Fonda's hippy offers nothing but a chance for Catherine Keener's uptight New Yorker to bicker with. What a flat film."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"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."
‑ Rex Reed, New York Observer
"What's so funny about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding"? Not enough."
‑ Stephen Whitty, Newark Star-Ledger
"Three talented actresses, including Jane Fonda, are wasted in this disappointing serio-comedy."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"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."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"Drug use and cliches mar unoriginal indie dramedy."
‑ S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"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."
‑ Connie Ogle, Miami Herald
"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."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Hippies are now charming old eccentrics who exist mainly to teach the rest of us to stop and smell (or smoke) the roses."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"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."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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