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  • 2015
  • US
  • 79 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Paul Weitz
  • Cast: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden
  • UK release: 11 December 2015

When 18 year old Sage (Garner) becomes pregnant and decides to have an abortion, she turns to her trash-talking poet grandmother Elle (Tomlin) and the two embark on a road trip. Salty but sensitively shot indie gem with a hoot of a performance from Tomlin and an excellent cast.

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Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing $600 bucks before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.

"There's no one quite like Lily Tomlin" The Guardian ★★★★

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7 Dec 20154 stars

Lily Tomlin is a hoot in this utterly refreshing, non-conformist comedy

‘I like being old, young people are stupid,’ so says Elle Reed (Lily Tomlin), poet, trash-talker, non-conformist and a pitbull-like protector to her up-the-duff granddaughter, who’s trying to raise funds for an abortion. The pair take a road trip about…

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