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Year
2016
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Mike Mills
Genre
Drama
Rating *
7.8
Votes *
0
Checks
592
Favs
75
Dislikes
6
Favs/checks
12.7% (1:8)
Favs/dislikes
13:1
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    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. 3 weeks 5 days ago
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    julliette

    Underappreciated 3 weeks 4 days ago
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