Grandma (15)

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket -

Lily Tom­lin shows age is no bar­rier as the 76-year-old shines in a rare lead­ing lady role.

Her trade­mark put­downs are sup­ported by an air of vul­ner­a­bil­ity that sug­gest she’s still adding more strings to her bow.

Paul Weitz’s lean­est film yet is also his best since 2002’s About a Boy with a sin­gle-day set­ting en­sur­ing a quick­fire pace.

It’s not with­out its prob­lems, though; there aren’t many laughs, de­spite Tom­lin’s pres­ence, and try­ing to tackle big­ger is­sues dis­tracts from the core re­la­tion­ship be­tween Tom­lin and the im­pres­sive Ju­lia Gar­ner.

But the end­ing is as ma­ture as its above-the-ti­tle star as Weitz wisely shies away from schmaltz.

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