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September 3, 2015
Movie Review: Grandma ****1/2
Lily Tomlin couldn't be more perfect in the role of an irascible grandmother who has a ton of her own baggage, fighting to help her (baggage-laden) granddaughter out of a situation that brings back memories.
The first half of the movie is good, but when Sam Elliott comes into the picture it turns into a richer, more poignant story. The scene with Tomlin and Elliott tore at my heart. Tears rolled down my face, even though there was very little action on screen. Sam Elliott's performance is heart-wrenching. It's a sweet story about a dysfunctional (is there any other kind?) family.
Four and a half stars out of five for Grandma.