By the end of the movie, GRANDMA (a terrific Lily Tomlin as Elle) has had a long day…and we’ve inadvertently had a tour of a rich life, told not in flashbacks, but in flashes of insight. Her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) precipitates the odyssey when she seeks the money for an abortion, a quest that draws in colorful characters (Sam Elliott, Laverne Cox, Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden, and the late Elizabeth Peña) from Elle’s past and puts the complexities of those relationships under the kind of scrutiny that only a blunt-talking, cranky old crone can deliver. Kudos to Tomlin, the rest of the cast, and writer-director Paul Weitz for giving this such wonderful voice. —YSM

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