- Jane Fonda's character in the movie attended the Woodstock Festival in 1969 while pregnant. Her water broke during Jimi Hendrix's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner". Catherine Keener, who plays the daughter, was actually born in 1959 - ten years before her character.
- Even though it was released after two other films, in which she appeared, this is Elizabeth Olsen's first feature film acting job.
- In this movie, Jane Fonda plays an eccentric hippie named Grace, who has an uptight daughter, with whom she doesn't get along. In Grace and Frankie (2015), Jane Fonda plays an uptight woman named Grace who doesn't exactly always get along with Lily Tomlin's character, Frankie, who is an eccentric hippie.
- The butcher, for whom Cole works, is named Mr. Fleischer. "Fleischer" is the German word for "butcher".
- Maddie Corman, who plays Carole, is first seen at a peace rally in the middle of Woodstock. In PCU (1994), she plays one of the Womynists, who protests everything as well.
- Jude: Hey, the men are doing all the heavy lifting. Seems a little sexist to me. How about you, Zoe?
- Zoe: It's not about equal division of labor. It's about an equitable and efficient allocation of resources.
- Grace, Diane: Right on! [laughter]
- Zoe: Where does the perpetuation of fragmentation lead us? You know, it seems like we should be finding a way back into harmony with one another rather than representing, and therefore replicating our division.
- Zoe: Do you, uh, think I'm violent with you? Closed off? Defensive?
Zoe: But you're here.
Cole: Yeah, I am. I am here.
Zoe: And I judge you for what you do.
Cole: That's not my problem.
Zoe: Well, it kind of is.
Cole: No, no, actually, it's - that's your problem.
- Zoe: Ah, you smoke too. Could you have any less respect for life?
Cole: Is now a good time to tell you I hunt?
Diane: There's a naked man sitting next to my daughter eating cereal.
Zoe: It's okay, it's organic.
- Cole: See, cattle from small grass farms are essentially solar powered. They spread the seed, then they fertilize it with their manure, so it's a closed system as nature intended.
Zoe: Okay, but you're still killing a helpless animal.
Cole: Okay, first of all, I don't actually kill the cows, they typically come per-slaughtered.
Zoe: That's right, you merely dismember them.
Cole: A second of all, have you seen a cow? I mean, I'm pretty sure I'd lose in hand-to-hand combat.
Jake: [interrupting] Hand-to-hoof.
- Zoe: Hey, Jakes's not helping...
Cole: I'm documenting this for our ancestors.
Zoe: You mean descendants.
- Zoe: What about your job at Fascist, Fascist & Fascist?
- Diane: What do you recommend?
Cole: We've been moving a lot of lamb lately.
Zoe: Lamb... could you pick on a more defenseless animal?
Cole: [to Diane] Can I interest you in some veal?
Newport Beach Film Festival 2012
Winner – Achievement Award Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking