Some movies are nice to watch because you can relate to the characters and/or the situation. You think, ah I know how that feels, I know what it’s like to go through that/have that happen to you/ have a horrible boss, a selfish ex, a nosy step-mother and so on. Others you like to watch because their reality is so far from yours that that is the aspect which hooks you. For me, Grandma the movie was exactly that. Grandma Elle (Lily Tomlin) is a poet, an academic and a widowed lesbian with a twenty something girlfriend. Her daughter is an extremely busy career woman who, too busy for a proper relationship had her daughter through a sperm donor. Elle’s granddaughter Sage is now pregnant, naturally terrified of her mother’s reaction and so, seeking solace in her. Unfortunately for Sage, turns out grandma Elle is broke and complicated.
In other words, the storyline is anything but cliched. In fact, I haven’t really seen much else like it. I recommend it to anyone looking to watch something cool and fresh.