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Sundance Fest's closing-night film, 'Grandma,' a heartfelt comic showcase for Lily Tomlin

Writer-director Paul Weitz knew what he was after when he was writing "Grandma," the official closing-night selection at the Sundance Film Festival. "I just wanted to see a movie where (Lily Tomlin) was in every scene," he said after the film's premiere Friday. "So I wrote it." Tomlin is the titular grandmother in this heartfelt comedy. A professor and onetime well-known poet, she becomes bitter and ornery after her partner of 38 years dies. Though judging by the stream of profanity she uses throughout the film, one presumes she may have already been on the ornery side. "The script was really blue," Weitz said. "Lily was like, 'Does...

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