This January marked our first adventure into Sundance Film Festival and one of our highlights was Grandma and today we get a look at the UK Trailer. After been a surprise hit at last month’s London Film Festival today the first promo reveals why it’s one of the unexpected indie hits for 2015.
Grandma we meet Elle Reid(Lily Tomlin)who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when her granddaughter Sage (Julia Garner) unexpectedly shows up needing 600 dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
Some people may slate film festivals as shop windows to the big up and coming films, partly true but what I love is they are the gateway to little unknown films like Grandma to show their worth. In reality it’s those smaller unknown films that shine at these festivals, so it was no surprise on it’s UK premiere it shone at London. Our writer Andrew McArthur who watched the film at Sundance ,described the film – “Gorgeously crafted characters, well-pitched comedy, and a career best performance from Lily Tomlin all contribute to Grandmas’ impressive stature as one of the most charming indies in recent years.” .
If there was ever going to be an ambassador of Grandmothers Elle might just be the woman to take up that role, how many Grandmas in their 70’s get tattoos?She’s a rebel!. You can also read our Sundance review here (click on link), after you watch the trailer and check the film’s official poster too.
Grandma is been released in UK on 11th December by Sony Pictures , directed by Paul Weitz (American Pie, About A Boy, Little Fockers) and also stars Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer, Laverne Cox and Sam Elliott.