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Grandma: EW review

GrandmaWith Grandma, Lily Tomlin may have taken on a mission more impossible than any shadowy menace that ever vexed Tom Cruise: entering the...GrandmaComedyPT80MRWith Grandma, Lily Tomlin may have taken on a mission more impossible than any shadowy menace that ever vexed Tom Cruise: entering the...2015-08-13

(Glen Wilson)

B+

Grandma

Genre: Comedy; Starring: Lily Tomlin, Marcia Gay Harden, Julia Garner; Director: Paul Weitz; Release Date Limited: 08/21/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 80; MPAA Rating: R

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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