20th Century Women (2016)

Highly Recommended
Mike Mills's funny, thoughtful, and touching 20th Century Women is a lovingly crafted 1979-set pseudo-family drama, notable for its pleasingly eclectic soundtrack, Sean Porter's eye-catching photography, and the committed performances of its stellar, well-assembled cast.

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"Set in Santa Barbara, 20th Century Women follows Dorothea Fields (Annette Bening), a determined single mother, raising her adolescent son Jamie (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann, in a breakout performance) at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women in Jamie's upbringing - Abbie (Greta Gerwig), a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home, and Julie (Elle Fanning), a savvy and provocative teenage neighbour." 20th Century Fox


File under: 2016, USA, Mike Mills