Jane Fonda As An Eccentric Granny

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In a movie, that is.

Doesn't she look amazing in the role?

It's from Bruce Beresford's Peace, Love & Misunderstanding, which is opening in June.

The "dramatic comedy" stars Fonda, Catherine Keener, Kyle MacLachlan, Elizabeth Olsen (above with Fonda), Chace Crawford, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Rosanna Arquette, and Nat Wolff -- basically everyone I've ever met.

The plot?

"Diane (Keener) is a conservative lawyer who, after splitting with her husband, takes her two teenage children, Zoe (Olsen) and Jake (Wolff), to meet their estranged, eccentric grandmother Grace (Fonda), the epitome of the term 'free spirit', who lives in Woodstock, NY.

"Her personality was always so immense Diane felt there was rarely any room for anyone else.

"The film playfully depicts a string of new beginnings founded in letting go of the past.

"Diane isn't sure what she came to Woodstock for, but what she finds is an open offer of motherly solace, the chance to bond with her children, and perhaps the opportunity to open her heart to someone new."

OK, Jane Fonda as an old hippie in a movie by the Driving Miss Daisy guy?

This works for me. The tie-dye alone!


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17 comments
Punkeisha
Punkeisha

I will go see it just because Jane Fonda is in it, but can we please have some movies from Hollywood about folks who are not white and upper-middle-class? Like, about 90% of the country???

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

The gals who get their faces done don't know how it works. Youthfulness comes from within and is always enhanced by intelligence - which is why it works for dear old Jane and almost no one else, including those young enough to be her granddaughters.

Melinda9
Melinda9

I like her as an actor. And she seems like a good, interesting person. Loved her autobio and I think she was one of Robert Osborne's best guests on Private Screenings.

bitchtrollfromhell
bitchtrollfromhell

Love her, sounds like a good character driven story, which is rare in movies these days.

Danielnardicio
Danielnardicio

my friend did the costumes~ he LOVED Jane Fonda- said she's a real class act. 

Princessyaya
Princessyaya

I pray this is the big scale comeback (and maybe even another Oscar) that Jane deserves.

Olivo
Olivo

She looks GORGEOUS.

Hanoi jane the evil nazi
Hanoi jane the evil nazi

hanoi jane's youthful looks comes from slaughtering vietnemese babies and pouring their blood on herself.

Melinda9
Melinda9

 Rush Limbaugh had some free time today.

corrective_unconscious
corrective_unconscious

I heard she went there at the US Government's request. For propaganda purposes. Also, a total of around three million Vietnamese people died during the conflict proper. Was Fonda piloting _all_ those B52s or was she only dropping bombs part time, in your analysis?

Of course we must never forget that the three milliion deaths and 50k or so US casualties were well worth it given the principles at stake in that conflict...which I can't seem to recall.

However you answer, keep in mind this Beresford movie looks far more dreadful than the Vietnam conflict ever was....

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