20th Century Women

December 27th, 2016


20th Century Women

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Release Year: 2016

Rating: 6.6/10 ( voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Mike Mills

Stars: Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig

The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.

Annette Bening - Dorothea
Elle Fanning - Julie
Greta Gerwig - Abbie
Billy Crudup - William
Lucas Jade Zumann - Jamie
Alison Elliott - Julie's Mother
Thea Gill - Abbie's Mother
Vitaly Andrew LeBeau - Young Jamie (as Vitaly A. Lebeau)
Olivia Hone - Julie's Sister
Waleed Zuaiter - Charlie
Curran Walters - Matt
Darrell Britt-Gibson - Julian
Alia Shawkat - Trish
Nathalie Love - Cindy
Cameron Protzman - Teen in Therapy


Official Website: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 Jan 2016

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Did You Know?

Annette Bening and Elle Fanning co-starred in Ginger & Rosa (2012). See more »

Dorothea is variously depicted discussing her stock portfolio with her son Jamie, quoting NYSE share prices in decimals, doing this in 1979. However, the switch to decimal from fractional stock prices in the U.S. did not occur until the year 2000. See more »

User Review


Rating: 8/10

"20th Century Women" is the story of three women of different generations who help to see a teenage boy learn what it is to become a man.

The three women, (Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, and Elle Fanning)become the primary influences in the life of Bening's son (Lucas Jade Zumann). Being is nothing short of fantastic as the mother, Dorothea, a product of the '40s and '50's, who is leading a bohemian-type lifestyle, and who rents rooms to Abbie (a photographer played by Gerwig, and a mechanic ( Billy Crudup). I would look for Gerwig and Crudup to contend for Best Supporting Oscars. Zumann is refreshing as Bening's son, Jamie.

Mike Mills("Beginners") has created a setting in 1979 that is easily identifiable and relatable. There are no plot twists or surprises, just interesting characters that actually talk and listen to each other.


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