Grandma

Spotlight

New York Premiere

USA | 79 MINUTES

GRANDMA

Drama, Comedy
Acerbic aging poet Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin) mourns the death of her longtime partner even as she reels from a recent breakup; yet she must table her misanthropy when her teenage granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) turns up unexpectedly on her doorstep in need of $600 and a ride. What ensues is an urban road-trip in Elle’s vintage Dodge to visit old friends and flames, rattling skeletons and digging up secrets all over town as the unlikely duo try to rustle up the cash.

Tomlin hits a career high point in Paul Weitz’s caustically funny and poignant family drama, as circumstances force Elle to confront her past and Sage her future, over the course of a single day. A supporting ensemble that includes Marcia Gay Harden, Laverne Cox, Judy Greer, and Sam Elliott round out the cast in this delightful, touching cinematic gem.

—Genna Terranova

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Paul Weitz

Paul Weitz, a writer-director from New York, had his directorial debut with American Pie. He has collaborated on films with his brother Chris, including About a Boy, which received an Academy Award® nomination. Paul also works with Second Stage as a playwright.
Director
Paul Weitz
Screenwriter
Paul Weitz
Producer
Andrew Miano, Paul Weitz, Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas
Editor
Jonathan Corn A.C.E.
Cinematographer
Tobias Datum
Executive Producer
Stephanie Meurer, Dan Balgoyen, Danielle Renfrew Behrens
Composer
Joel P. West
Co-Producer
Brenda Vogel
Cast
Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox, Sam Elliott

CONTACTS

Print Source
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Sony Pictures Classics
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Phone: 212 833 8846
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