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GRANDMA (2015) Movie Trailer: Lily Tomlin in Sundance Comedy

Grandma Trailer

Grandma Trailer. Paul Weitz‘s Grandma (2015) movie trailer stars Lily TomlinJulia GarnerMarcia Gay Harden, and  Judy Greer. Grandma‘s plot synopsis: “Self-described misanthrope Elle Reid has her protective bubble burst when her 18-year-old granddaughter, Sage, shows up needing help. The two of them go on a day-long journey that causes Elle to come to terms with her past and Sage to confront her future.”

Though this has only played at film festivals thus far, and the only synopsis we have is user-submitted on IMDb, according to Slashfilm,

Elle (Lily Tomlin), a onetime successful poet, abruptly breaks up with Olive (Judy Greer), her girlfriend of four months. But before she gets a chance to get overly sentimental, her granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner), unexpectedly shows up with an emergency that requires money. With the clock ticking, the two set out in a vintage Dodge and drop in on Elle’s old friends and flames, asking for help but instead ending up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets. As they kick up a storm all over town, Elle’s tough front reveals she is still reeling over the loss of her longtime partner, Vi, who recently passed away.

This looks like a film-festival “dramedy” worth watching. The cast looks great. Lily Tomlin is an incredible woman. She’s equal parts funny, intelligent, soothing and aggressive. Julia Garner was great in Electrick Children (2012), Nat Wolff one of the best things about Palo Alto (2013), and holy shit Sam Elliott has a major part in this, too. I’m sold.

Of course, it’s always hard to tell with these sorts of films. The trailer has a propellant yet relaxing indie-rock song guiding us along, and it works well. When you mentally mute that out of your ears, though, and picture watching the scenes being screened without music – you’ll get a clearer picture of the tone inherent to the film. This is sometimes not accurate at all. Who knows how this is edited together, what the score and needle-drops will consist of. My point is that trailers are often deceiving. Some would say, by their very nature, they undoubtedly are. In any case, this looks worthwhile to me, and I’m excited to see it.

Watch the Grandma movie trailer and leave your thoughts on it below in the comments section. Grandma will be released in US theaters through Sony Pictures Classics on August 21, 2015. For more Grandma photos, videos, and news, visit out Grandma Page, our Movie Trailer Facebook Page, our Movie Trailer Google+ Page, subscribe to us by Email, “follow” us on Twitter, Tumblr, Google+, or “like” us on Facebook.

Sources: Slashfilm, IMDb


About the author

Marco Margaritoff

I grew up in Hamburg to a German father and Ecuadorian mother. Obsessive student of film, Hip-Hop, and stand-up comedy. I love the dark dreambox that is the cinema auditorium. I love mountains and the ocean, but am equally exhilarated by the jungle of the city. I hope to one day create something that hits someone in the brain with thunderous effect.

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