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Lily Tomlin is Elle, a cranky, free spirited writer coping with being dumped by her much younger girlfriend when along comes teenage granddaughter, Sage (Julia Garner) who’s pregnant and looking for money to pay for an abortion. So off they go, in search of cash from an assortment of friends and past loves, learning about each other in the process. This well-written, feminist-fueled story is funny, refreshingly unpredictable and realistic. And Tomlin, who shines amidst a stellar supporting cast (Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Sam Elliott, Laverne Cox and the late Elizabeth Pena in one of her final performances) may just find herself driving her clunker of a car (another star of the film) to the Oscars next year. Exceptional.

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