This is a warm, sleepy slice of Southern Californian life that combines elements of Ghostworld and The Golden Girls.
It's a distinct improvement on teen star Julia Garner's last film, the rather slow moving Electrick Children. Here, she plays a girl who has to ask her Gran to lend her the money for an abortion.
Gran is an acclaimed, emotionally brutal poet who has cruelly dumped her girlfriend, in part because she never got over the death of her partner of 42 years. She's just paid off all her debts, and cut up her credit cards in a gesture of free spirited defiance, so she has no ready cash.
As the two women drive around various San Fernandian neighbourhoods, they set old ghosts to rest, and raise the spirit of others, in the course of trying to raise the money.
Lily Tomlin plays Gran and she does it very well; a dry, unsparing tower of venomous irony. Marcia Gay Harden shows up later as her equally caustic daughter, but it's obvious where the emotional vulnerabilities lie within the two.
A sweet film that places the clash of youthful and elderly characteristics at its heart.