This little indie flick is basically the merging of "Sideways" and "Grumpy Old Men". Plus, abortion. I suppose you'd call it a dramedy, but even though it has its funny moments (Lily Tomlin can't help but be funny), it's definitely more drama than comedy, due to the aforementioned abortion thing. The story is about a young girl who goes to her hippie grandmother for money to terminate her unwanted pregnancy, and who then spend the course of one day trying to come up with the money, road-trip style. But the story is not really about the granddaughter or even abortion - that's just a vehicle to tell Grandma's story (hence the name). The film is really about Grandma's journey of self-discovery. I had a hard time getting into this movie, the beginning is choppy and the story takes too much time to get going. Even at a clipped 1-hour-and-15-minutes, you don't get invested in the characters/story until about 45 minutes in, so the film seems too long. Add to that the fact that Grandma starts out as a total pill, she is really unlikeable and basically a caricature of a bitchy old lady. But as the story progresses, you learn her backstory. As the character becomes more engaging, so does the story, and the last half of the movie rewards you for sticking with it. It's a great role for Tomlin, I'm always glad to see a film with good characters written for older actors. I admire this film for not flinching away from the touchy abortion subject - it doesn't make any moral judgments on the subject and offers a pretty realistic picture, both the positives and the negatives. Other than that, there really isn't anything new or different about this movie. The whole thing is dripping with that "independent film" vibe that I've seen a thousand times over, complete with the feel good ending that I find a little tiresome these days. Far and away, the best part of this film is Tomlin, 'Grandma' is the perfect part for her and she nails it, from the bristly beginning to the softer end.