Synopsis: An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Release Date: June 8, 2012
Thoughts: Jane Fonda has been largely absent from the screen in the last two decades as she focuses on being an advocate for women’s health and works for various charities. I’m sure there is a good reason for her signing on to director Bruce Beresford’s been-there-done-that style family dramedy but I’m having a hard time buying her in that bad wig and hippy-dippy vibe. Also…didn’t she make this movie already and wasn’t it called Georgia Rule? Beresford has directed some decent films in his day but his work of late has a dull pallor that doesn’t speak to his talents. Catherine Keener too could do a role like this in her sleep. Why are all these talented people in such an ordinary looking movie? The fact it has sat on the shelf for almost a year doesn’t bode well.