Monday, March 07, 2016


I recently watched the film "Grandma", starring Lily Tomlin.  I hadn't heard of it, but Spouse did while listening to a Lily Tomlin interview on NPR.  He asked our friends Rick & Nick (who have a super duper home theatre) to get it so we can watch it together.

It was delightful.  Tomlin plays an aging, salty, feminist, lesbian, poet and academic who suddenly finds herself unemployed near the end of her career.  Her granddaughter shows up on her doorstep asking to borrow $630 so she can get an abortion.  Tomlin finds herself short on cash, but since the doctor's appointment is scheduled for that evening, she takes her granddaughter on a bit of a road trip to try and call in a few favors.  Watch the trailer.

There are several lessons learned in this film (I'll leave you to find them) in addition to it being a well-acted, sometimes funny, very timely film about relationships with our biological families and our chosen families.  Do yourself a favor and see this film. 

1 comment:

Fearsome Beard said...

I want to see this one.