By Shirl Hollenberg
Fall usually ushers in More serious dramatic there. Right up there with the best of the is Grandma. Tolerant Metro Vancouver should welcome this superbly acted movie that touches on a variety of important issues. Blessed with a superb cast this eye-opener from Sony Pictures Classics is now impressing open-minded people at the International Village Cinemas.
Health touches people in a variety of ways. The touch issue of abortion leads to family turmoil in a variety of ways. Young girl Sage is a girl in a bind. Thinking fast is not easy so a shell-shocked Julia Garner decides to call in Some family help. Older is better for the confused girl so she “drops in” on grandmother Elle. Television veteran Lilly Tomlin turns in e performance of a lifetime as the love weary call it as she sees it aging wonder. Out the window goes political correctness as we are led on a merry chase to try to come to terms with an unwanted pregnancy.
Outstanding performances by Tomlin and the entire cast make Grandma both thought-provoking, insightful and endearing. Director Paul Weitz successfully dodges the traps of moralizing when touching on a variety of important social issues. What we’re left with is watching three grown women deal with the most important of all issues. Just a great cast further bolstered by Marcia Gay Harden and Sam Elliott make this emotion driven movie a must see.