Thursday, 20 January 2011

20 for 2011: 9 - Peace, Love and Misunderstanding

Standing up to the man at number 9 is Peace, Love and Misunderstanding.

I have a soft spot for the big stars of the 60's and 70's returning to our screen after an absense and whilst this is the third film from Jane Fonda in 6 years there was a 16 year gap prior to that so I'm still rooting for her. Sounding almost like an inverse Georgia Rules, PL&M sees a conservative lawyer (Catherine Keener) return to her hippy mother (Fonda) following a painful divorce complete with kids in tow.

This is not a synopsis that screams great drama and director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy) is unlikely to push any boundaries with the mother/daughter relationship set-up, however it'll be great to see the interaction between Fonda and Keener both of whom bring magic to the screen at their best.

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