Jen and Dave from The Family Tree return for Episode 55 where we review Grandma, a 2015 comedy drama starring the awesome Lily Tomlin.

The grandma (lesbian, widow and poet) in this film doesn’t conform to the usual granny stereotype, this film is part road trip for an abortion and part exploration of grief.

Grandma benefits from a strong supporting cast in the form of gravelly Sam Elliot, Judy Greer, Marcia Gay Harden and the fabulous Laverne Cox.


At 79 minutes this is a spectacularly short film and anyone with even the slightest interest in a bad tempered, lesbian Lily Tomlin should definitely check it out.


Scoring a very respectable 4.13 overall (Helen and Kobi scoring the same for the first time!) we recommend Grandma.

What do you guys think? Have you seen Grandma? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

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It has to be Putting on the Ritz, but there is no Gene Wilder version so we have added the Mel Torme Version!

More about Grandma

For more info on Grandma, you can visit the Grandma IMDB page here or the Grandma Rotten Tomatoes page here.

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Money Monster

A scandal erupts when the host of an investing show is taken hostage on live TV by a regular guy who lost everything heeding his advice.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th April 2018

Simon Amstell – Numb

In a minimalist stand-up act, comedian Simon Amstell mocks establishment views and delivers dry zingers on loneliness, romance and his inner sexy cat.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th April 2018

Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko

The rising heavyweight grants behind-the-scenes access as he prepares for one of the biggest fights of his career — and in British boxing history.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th April 2018

Mercury 13

After rigorous testing in 1961, a small group of skilled female pilots are asked to step aside when only men are selected for spaceflight.

Added to UK Netflix: 20th April 2018

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

A reporter decides to shake up her life and career by embedding with troops in a Middle East war zone, where she rediscovers her journalistic talents.

Added to UK Netflix: 19th April 2018

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!


A team of reporters and editors at the Boston Globe relentlessly investigate a shocking child molestation cover-up by the Catholic Church.

Leaving: 28th April 2018


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