Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding
Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding (2012)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 8, 2012
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2012
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding produces many unintentional laughs with its absurdly contrived plot and cheery insistence that everything is just super.

Rafer Guzman

Beresford directs without purpose or polish, and his mostly fine cast, which includes Kyle MacLachlan and Rosanna Arquette in bit parts, is wasted.

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Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle

There is no casting decision or character nuance or plot turn too obvious to indulge.

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Witney Seibold

Somewhere Alison Bechdel is screaming.

Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

What's so funny about "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding"? Not enough.

Emanuel Levy

Three talented actresses, including Jane Fonda, are wasted in this disappointing serio-comedy.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

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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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

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.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
I liked this movie. It wasn't anything too deep, or earth shattering...just a nice, enjoyable, sweet movie. Jane Fonda looked wonderful, and she really… More
Nicki Marie
Much better than I expected. Nice little movie with a good cast. Nothing groundbreaking, but kept me interested.
<b><I>Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding</b></I> was a quirky eccentric film. Jane Fonda as Grace was the perfect role for her. She… More
jay nixon
Jane is a lot of fun but this is a meandering unfocused mess.
Bathsheba Monk
Nice bland movie...good to see on a snowy wintry night. Jane Fonda, the grandmother, looked younger than Catherine Keener, her daughter, but that's… More
Walter M.
"Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" starts with Mark(Kyle MacLachlan) asking Diane(Catherine Keener), a lawyer, for a divorce. In reponse, she takes… More