Stirring the pot literally and metaphorically is the tale of Dorothea (Annette Benning-American Beauty), a single mum raising a teenage son in the summer of 1969. Directed by Mike Mills (Beginners), it’s a full house with free-spirited punk Abbie (Greta Gerwig-Jackie) and Julie (Fanning), who is the sassy, provocative teen that your parents warned you about.
Taking a village of Southern Californians to raise a child ain’t no easy feat, which brings us to the ‘alien’ man of the commune, Jamie (Billy Crudup), a hippie with an interest in Dorothea and Julie. Among all the weed smoke and vanity mirrors, there are the usual struggles of parenthood and identity in a revolving time.
20th Century Woman was nominated for Best Screenplay at the 2017 Academy Awards, and nominated for Best Picture and Best Actress (Annette Bening) at the 2017 Golden Globes.
“Don’t you need a man to raise a man?”
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