Pete and Brigette Review Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

peace love misunderstanding

Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A soon to be divorced lawyer and her two children drop in on her pot-head mother after not talking to her for twenty years.

Brigette: A mother and daughter try to heal their relationship after a 20 year long estrangement.

Genre:

Pete & Brigette: Drama

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Jake because he was the only one I could remotely relate to.

Brigette: Jake because he was the only character with any feeling.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Diane because she took so long to even consider “letting go”.

Brigette: Diane/Diana because she was a very unhappy person and made others around her unhappy as well.

How was the casting?

Pete: I was not very impressed with anyone’s performance in this film.

Brigette: I thought everyone except Nat Wolff (who played Jake) was miscast in this film.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: I found it very difficult to watch and was surprised that I didn’t fall asleep watching it.

Brigette: It never grabbed me because it was choppy, the dialogue was stilted and you never really got to know any of the characters.

Favorite quote:

Pete:
Cole: “You judge me for what I do?”
Zoe: “That’s your problem!”
Cole: “No, that’s YOUR problem.”

Brigette: “It’s difficult for kids to accept that their parents are human; prone to imperfections like everyone else.” – Grace

What would you change?

Pete: I wouldn’t have started watching.

Brigette: Jane Fonda’s hair. It was far too perfectly coiffed for a hippie.

How was the soundtrack?

Pete: It had one good song: Angus & Julia Stone’s “Hold On”, and far too many Grateful Dead songs on it.

Brigette: Very groovy. We’ve put some of it on Spotify, Grooveshark and Rdio.

How was the ending?

Pete: Predictable and boring, but I was glad it was all over.

Brigette: Cliché and sickly sweet.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Don’t waste your time trying to change other people.

Brigette: People are who they are; don’t expect them to change no matter how much they love you or how much you disapprove of them.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Grateful Dead fans and pot-heads (hang on, aren’t they the same thing?).

Brigette: To people who need an overly simplistic and completely unrealistic suggestion on how to reconcile with someone.

Recipe: Salted Hot Chocolate

Artwork: All of Grace’s artwork was the work of artist Judith Zeichner.

peace love misunderstanding artwork

Craft/Activity: Full Moon Ritual

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty)
This one was actually in the movie and was definitely the highlight for me: Keegan Ale’s Hurricane Kitty IPA

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
The staircase in the family’s New York house.

PeaceLove+MisU architectural detail

What would someone have to do to you to warrant a 20 year banishment?

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