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.
For Now …………..Peneflix