A conservative lawyer named Diane (Catherine Keener) takes her two teenage children Jake and Zoe (Nat Wolff and Elizabeth Olsen) to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock after her husband asks for a divorce.
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This film tries desperately to find a balance between three generations and fails miserably.
Jane Fonda is "Grace" a fossil of Woodstock (1969) with salt and peppered tresses flowing, like "Rapunzel", down her back; garbed in kaftans of a bygone era; growing and selling marijuana; an embarrassingly, practicing, septuagenarian "sex goddess"; spewing platitudinous drivel; still protesting war, any war (most likely waving leftover placards from the Vietnam debacle).
Catherine Keener, "Diane" a straight- laced, poker -faced, lawyer, Grace's soon- to -be divorced daughter; is frigidly paralyzed in this dimensionless role; she has not seen her mother in twenty years, (Grace sold marijuana at Diane's wedding, was jailed, unfortunately for the audience, temporarily); their meeting and the predictable outcome is the core of this senseless, idiotic script.
Elizabeth Olsen, "Zoe" (granddaughter/daughter of the above) the last piece of the isosceles triangle; equally dull, vapid but prettier and perpetually spouting intellectual sophisms.
Rent "Woodstock", 1970 Oscar winner for best documentary; starring Joan Baez, Richie Havens, Joe Cocker; they epitomized the "age of Aquarius" and grew up.