Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Peace, Love and Misunderstanding Review - 2 Stars

Jane Fonda makes a high profile return as an aging hippie living in Woodstock.  Catherine Keener comes for a surprise visit with teenaged kids in tow when her husband asks for a divorce.  Keener has turned out conservative – the opposite of her free spirited mother.  The visit changes all of their lives in a way that only happens in movies.  I found this story hard to believe, creatively lazy, with not one surprising twist.  Jane Fonda, however, still has the magic—even if she can’t rise above this material.  Does it deliver what it promises?  Mother daughter by the book drama.  Is it entertaining?  Not creative or surprising.  Is it worth the price of admission?  A dud.