Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle’s granddaughter Sage unexpectedly shows up needing six hundred dollars before sundown. Temporarily broke, Grandma Elle and Sage spend the day trying to get their hands on the cash as their unannounced visits to old friends and flames end up rattling skeletons and digging up secrets.
The car that Elle (Lily Tomlin) and Sage (Julia Garner) drive for much of the movie was a 1955 Dodge Royal that is owned by Lily Tomlin. Tomlin told USA Today that she bought it in 1975 for fifteen hundred dollars. She said, “It’s not a prize car. It’s not a car that people yearn for. But it has a nice look to it. The car is almost a character in the movie. I knew I kept that car for a reason.”