• 20th Century Women (2016)

20th Century Women

Release Date: December 28th, 2016

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2017

R |1 hr 58 min

Plot Summary

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.

Cast: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup, Lucas Jade Zumann, Alison Elliott, Thea Gill, Vitaly Andrew LeBeau

Director: Mike Mills

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Annapurna Pictures, Modern People, Archer Gray

Distributors: A24

Keywords: Car, Brooding, Emotional, Quest, 1970s, House, Creative, Growing up, Friend

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Although a touch too precious and slight, 20th Century Women is lit from within by its endless curiosity about its evolving characters. show more

  • 80
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The sheer likability of these lived-in characters is a powerful magnet, thanks to insightful writing and a note-perfect ensemble anchored by a never-better Annette Bening. show more

  • 80
    E. Oliver WhitneyScreenCrush

    It’s a tender, introspective film you’ll want to pull in close, hold tight, and keep with you. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Nominated Writing (Original Screenplay)