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.