It's Catherine Keener who is the actual lead in "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding," but as the trailer makes clear, the movie is all about capitalizing on Fonda. Keener plays a lawyer, who undergoing a divorce who takes her two teenage kids (Elizabeth Olsen and Nat Wolff) out to visit their hippie grandmother (Fonda) in Woodstock. The role is a perfect fit for Fonda, certainly better than "Monster-in-Law," even if the film looks like a fairly rote tale of redemption where Fonda's crazy antics slowly but surely (and predictably) fix every family issue. The draw for the cast probably wasn't the script (unless you think naked old dudes are hilarious) but the opportunity to work with Bruce Beresford, who directed "Tender Mercies" and "Driving Miss Daisy."
IFC Films picked up the film rights to "Peace, Love & Misunderstanding" at the Toronto International Film Festival last September and has scheduled it for limited release on June 8th. We're hoping the studio has a better film than is on display in the trailer.