20th Century Women

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Set in Santa Barbara during the summer of 1979, the film follows Dorothea Fields, a mother who is trying her best to raise her teenage son. As she tries to navigate through life and love, Dorothea looks for answers from two other women in her life, each from a different area of the 20th Century. These different perspectives help set Jamie on the right course.

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Chain-smoking and Birkenstock-wearing 55-year-old Dorothea "comes from the Depression," explains her 15-year-old son Jamie, as though "The Depression" is the planet Jupiter.
18d ago
4/4
Despite being set in the late 1970s, “20th Century Women” feels like the perfect movie for this moment.
18d ago
90/100
What makes this droll, darting story about a loose group of family and friends so moving? The answer lies partly in its tone. Mr. Mills seems to have thrown everything he could ...
18d ago
A-/A+
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As Dorothea, a chain-smoking first-wave feminist struggling to raise her teenage son, Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann), alone in late-’70s Santa Barbara, she chooses the road less trav...
18d ago
90/100
Love and loss go hand in hand in “20th Century Women,” a funny, emotionally piercing story about a teenager and the women who raise him.
18d ago
A-/A+
As the film progresses, Mills touches on a number of themes from ageism to misogyny, but eventually the focus returns to Dorothea and Jamie. Will they ever be as close as they w...
18d ago
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