Twentieth Century Women

November 28

With a superlative cast like this in the hands of Mills (Beginners, Beautiful Losers) such a sensitive nurturing director, nothing could go wrong. A five star comedy drama to relish as single mum Dorothea (Bening) has trouble raising her teenage son and engages the help of the other free-spirited women living in the house. Or might mother and son roles be reversed as Jamie worries about Dorothea.  The film somehow dodged an Oscar, but gathered a rash of other major awards mostly for the nuanced performances and mostly for Bening.

‘Twentieth Century Women is a tribute to a great actress [Bening] at the peak of her powers. The film itself is the gold statuette.’ Tim Robey, The Telegraph.

Starring

Annette Bening, Greta Gerwig, Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup

Film Information

Title Twentieth Century Women
Directed by Mike Mills
Country USA
Classification 15
Running Time 119 mins
Release Year 2017
Subtitles No
Colour Yes