movie: Peace, Love and Misunderstanding
starring: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener
genre: Drama, Comedy
format: Shaw Video On Demand
plot: when a stressed out lawyer is asked for a divorce by her husband, she packs up her two teenaged kids and heads to her mother's in Woodstock for a few weeks.
This is one of those "odd couple" type films. Fonda plays the hippy goddess with a believability second to none. (compared to her roles in films like Monster-in-Law and Georgia Rule)
The story is spread out over the four main characters, three women and one man- the grandmother, mother, daughter and son- exposing their vulnerabilities when it comes to believing they should be in a relationship.
The son is experiencing his first romance through the use of his video camera, while the daughter is coming to a compromise between her ideal belief and the reality that's available.
And the mother and grandmother are learning how to give each other the space to make their own mistakes.
Bit of a warning, the drug use in this film is almost like a character in itself. Which is handled in a realistic and endearing way. yes I said endearing while describing pot.
what do i think i learned from this film?
A relationship only has value to you if you yourself let it have value.