Despite the great ensemble, one of the blandest, most by-the-numbers movies I’ve seen in the past year is Bruce Beresford‘s Peace, Love & Misunderstanding. Premiering at TIFF, the film features indie starlet Elizabeth Olsen, who does her best in a limited role, alongside Jane Fonda, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Chace Crawford, Catherine Keener, Rosanna Arquette, and Kyle MacLachlan. It’s a completely harmless film, but one can predict every single story beat from a mile away and a cringe-worth conclusion brings all the pieces together in a perfect knot. One may ask why I’m even giving it attention, but the involvement of last year’s best actress is enough to warrant the mention. Check out the trailer below via Yahoo.
An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother’s farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.
Peace, Love & Misunderstanding arrives on June 8th.
With summer winding down, more often than not August has us wishing we could simply skip ahead a month to kick off the fall festival season. This year, however, there’s a handful of worthwhile options, including Marvel’s best offering yet, peculiar festival titles that are finally arriving in theaters (some 15 months later), and much […]
Every week we dive into the cream of the crop when it comes to home releases, including Blu-ray and DVDs, as well as recommended deals of the week. If we were provided screener copies, we’ll have our own write-up, but if that’s not the case, one can find official descriptions from the distributors. Check out […]
Welcome to the latest episode of our official podcast, The Film Stage Show. This week, editor Nick Newman, writer Danny King, and I dive right into Richard Linklater‘s 12-year intimate epic Boyhood. After that, we take a look at the films coming to theaters and home video in the coming week, including Noah, Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery, Guardians of the […]
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