"No, I don't think so," she responds, but there's a flicker of hesitation in her eyes.
"20th Century Women" is a coming-of-age tale set in 1979 for both Bening's Dorothea and her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann). As she tries to figure out how to keep connected to Jamie, Dorothea turns to two younger women, punk artist Abbie (Greta Gerwig) and teen neighbor Julie (Elle Fanning) to help her guide him through the turbulent, confusing, exciting time known as adolescence.
The trailer is all cool California colors and dreamy vibes. Bening looks to give an outstanding performance, and it's no wonder she's already being talked about as a frontrunner in the upcoming awards season.
"20th Century Women" opens in theaters Christmas Day.
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In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women -- Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor -- to help with Jamie's upbringing. Read More