There are few grandmothers who would get tattoos on a whim from an indebted tattoo artist friend, pay for their granddaughter’s abortion or take spontaneous trips to ask old friends for money for said abortion. Elle Reid (Lily Tomlin), however, is not your typical grandma.
In the new trailer for “Grandma,” Tomlin is an absolute charmer doing all of the aforementioned tasks. Julia Garner co-stars as granddaughter Sage, while Laverne Cox, Nat Wolff and Marcia Gay Harden round out the cast. Tomlin’s portrayal of Elle — a grandmother as irreverent and bold as she is loving — has earned critical praise and shows that age is definitely but a number.
“Grandma,” directed by Paul Weitz, debuted at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and recently opened the Los Angeles Film Festival. It will be released by Sony Pictures Classics in theaters starting August 21.