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'Grandma': EW review

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Glen Wilson

Grandma

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
80 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/21/15
performer:
Lily Tomlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Garner
director:
Paul Weitz
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a B+

With Grandma, Lily Tomlin may have taken on a mission more impossible than any shadowy menace that ever vexed Tom Cruise: entering the summer blockbuster fray with a small, bittersweet ramble of a film about a testy septuagenarian lesbian trying to rustle up $600 for her teenage granddaughter’s abortion. Sam Elliott, Marcia Gay Harden, and Judy Greer supply sharp cameos, but this is Tomlin’s movie, and she obliges with a spiky, refreshingly unvarnished performance. B+

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