Peace, Love & Misunderstanding

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Peace, Love & Misunderstanding
Peace, Love and Misunderstanding FilmPoster.jpeg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bruce Beresford
Produced by Brice Dal Farra
Claude Dal Farra
Lauren Munsch
Jonathan Burkhart
Written by Christina Mengert
Joseph Muszynski
Starring Jane Fonda
Catherine Keener
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Chace Crawford
Elizabeth Olsen
Music by Spencer David Hutchings
Cinematography Andre Fleuren
Edited by John David Allen
BCDF Pictures
Distributed by IFC Films
Release date
  • September 13, 2011 (2011-09-13) (TIFF)
  • June 8, 2012 (2012-06-08) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $542,762 (Domestic)[1]

Peace, Love & Misunderstanding is a 2011 U.S. independent comedy-drama film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Elizabeth Olsen, Nat Wolff, Chace Crawford, Kyle MacLachlan, and Rosanna Arquette. It was filmed in the town of Woodstock, New York, the same town in which the movie is set.[2] The film had a gala premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2011.[3] It was released to theaters on June 8, 2012, starting in limited release.[4] It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on October 2, 2012.[5]


When her husband tells her he wants a divorce, devastated Manhattan lawyer Diane heads upstate with her two teens to Woodstock to stay with her estranged hippie mother. In this charming village, Diane and her city kids get a new perspective on life: poetry-reading daughter Zoe becomes interested in a sensitive young butcher Cole, nerdy son Jake finds material for his first film project, and Diane herself grows close to a handsome carpenter/singer Jude. Most importantly, Diane finally gets the chance to end the ancient war with the mother she has not seen for decades.



Peace, Love & Misunderstanding has received negative reviews from critics, where it currently holds a 29% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 65 reviews with the consensus stating: "Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding produces many unintentional laughs with its absurdly contrived plot and cheery insistence that everything is just super".[6]


A soundtrack has not been released for purchase, but the Internet Movie Database and listed songs that were played or performed in the movie:[7][8]

  1. "Being On Our Own", performed by Fruit Bats
  2. "Scarborough Fair", performed by Jane Fonda
  3. "Scarlet Begonias", performed by The Grateful Dead
  4. "Loose Lucy", performed by The Grateful Dead
  5. "Cactus Flower Rag", performed by Harper Simon
  6. "Fake Hearted Lover Blues", performed by Levon Helm
  7. "You're Not The First", performed by Gary Knox and the Streethearts
  8. "The Shine", performed by Harper Simon
  9. "Everyday", performed by Vetiver
  10. "Stella Blue", performed by The Grateful Dead
  11. "The Weight", performed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Catherine Keener
  12. "Seems Like Yesterday", performed by Katharine McPhee
  13. "Didj On The Mothership", performed by Sympatico Rhythm Unit
  14. "Changing Colors", performed by Great Lake Swimmers
  15. "What's Been Going On", performed by Amos Lee
  16. "Hold On", performed by Angus & Julia Stone
  17. "None The Wiser", performed by Dorie Colangelo
  18. "The Devil's Got My Secret", performed by Mieka Pauley
  19. "Peace Love and Understanding", performed by The Gaylads
  20. "What'll We Do 'Till Dawn", performed by Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  21. "Piano Sonata 22 in F", performed by Blair McMullen
  22. "Tema con Variazioni", performed by Blair McMullen


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