Peace, Love & Misunderstanding movie review

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding is about a conservative lawyer named Diane (Catherine Keener) who takes her two teenage children Jake and Zoe (Nat Wolff and Elizabeth Olsen) to meet their estranged, hippie grandmother (Jane Fonda) in Woodstock after her husband asks for a divorce.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding uses lighthearted humor, heartfelt characters and a unique story to demonstrate the importance of accepting our loved ones for who they are. In particular, it shows a woman, Diane, who is trying to make peace and befriend her hippie mother after 20 years of not speaking to her and feeling abandoned as a child. This is no easy feat for Diane who still sees obvious flaws in her mother. However, part of the beauty of the film is that Diane realizes that it is never too late to let go of her past and create a bond with her mom. This theme of the importance of friends, loved ones and deeper romantic relationships in spite of past and current obstacles is woven throughout all the characters.

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding is set to open in theaters this Friday, June 8.