20th Century Women
CAST: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig DIRECTOR: Mike Mills CAPTIONED ON WEDNESDAYS
During the summer of 1979, a Santa Barbara single mom and boardinghouse landlord (Annette Bening) decides the best way she can parent her teenage son (Lucas Jade Zumann) is to enlist her young tenants - a quirky punk photographer (Greta Gerwig), a mellow handyman (Billy Crudup) and her son's shrewd best friend (Elle Fanning) - to serve as role models in a changing world.
Staff Movie Review
RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING 2017 ACADEMY AWARD OSCAR NOMINATIONS:
- Best Original Screenplay - Mike Mills
20th Century Women offers Annette Bening a too-rare opportunity to shine in a leading role -- and marks another assured step forward for writer-director Mike Mills.Rottentomatoes.com
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.David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter