Remove ads

Information

Year
2016
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Mike Mills
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Rating *
7.4
Votes *
19,930
Checks
1,307
Favs
144
Dislikes
14
Favs/checks
11.0% (1:9)
Favs/dislikes
10:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. julliette's avatar

    julliette

    Underappreciated 9 months 2 weeks ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    20th Century Women, set in 1979 but using a biographical array of voices that provides much more than that one moment in time, is about a 53-year-old single mother (Annette Benning) who asks two much younger women (Greta Gerwig and Elle Fanning) to help raise her teenager, only she might come to regret it. A beautiful and honest film, full of truth, central among which that you can never truly know another human being, no matter how close, through your own assumptions and projections. Mike Mills' story is semi-autobiographical and though it seems like his female characters are vibrant, quirky and real people (more than the boy who stands in for him), he seems to admit in the text his incapacity to render them with fidelity. Overtly feminist - it's not exactly subtext - this political background does a good job, I think, of explaining what it is to have been raised in a modern matriarchy. (Guilty!) 20th Century Women renders a touching portrait of each of its characters, with interesting flights of structural and directorial fancy. 9 months 2 weeks ago
  3. audiopile's avatar

    audiopile

    A glimpse into the life of normal people and their real struggles. Started off a little slow but as the story unfolded I began to feel a connection with the characters.
    Watching it brought about the same feelings as "the Ice Storm".
    7 months 3 weeks ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. palmipuu favorited this movie 1 hour 25 minutes ago
  2. palmipuu checked this movie 1 hour 26 minutes ago
  3. Stefintexas checked this movie 18 hours 40 minutes ago
  4. monsebakken checked this movie 1 day 18 hours ago
  5. alex_barraquer, dope, PatrickMurath, and 2 others alfinetededama and Mariannaki79 checked this movie 3 days 20 hours ago
  6. tellef added this movie to their watchlist 5 days 1 hour ago
See more activity

In 1 official list

  1. This movie ranks #887 in The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
    The 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films's icon

    The 21st Century's Most …

    887
View all lists this movie is in