Review: Grandma

Excerpt: Grandma boasts a strong, female ensemble cast that is as diverse as it is talented. Laverne Cox and Judy Greer are just a few of the great actresses in this film. This was also one of the last films that the late Elizabeth Peña was in, and she plays a coffee shop owner who is ready for a rumble anytime. Julia Garner’s character is meant to represent the fading of the feminist ideals that Tomlin’s generation fought for. This becomes obvious when the only Mystique (feminine or otherwise) that Garner’s character knows is the one from the X-Men. Ironically enough, Mystique from X-Men is a complex feminist character in her own way, but you’ll have to read the comics to get more on that. Marcia Gay Harden’s character is meant to portray the feminist extreme, where you cut men out of your life completely and focus solely on self-sufficiency and career advancement. Both are meant to show the extremes and how one is the symptom of the other, with Harden’s character being too busy to instill the ideals she grew up with.

RATING: ★★★★★★★★ (8/10 stars)

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