20th Century Women

20th Century Women

DVD - 2017
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The story of three women who explore love and freedom in Southern California during the late 1970s.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lions Gate Entertainment, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD TWENTIETH
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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AL_ALISON Dec 09, 2017

Greta Gerwig plays the spirited and fascinating tenant in this Mike Mills' coming of age dramedy.

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AL_ALISON Jul 15, 2017

This movie has great performances especially by Annette Benning and Greta Gerwig.

Director Mike Mills put together a moving film based on his mom and his childhood in Southern California in the 1970s. It is touching, funny and real.


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wildct2003
Mar 20, 2018

Trailer didn't entice me, film lived up to the trailer. Couldn't get into it.

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No_Stalkers4Me
Jan 14, 2018

I can attest to the other comments, this movie is slow moving; and Bening's performance is good. Women over the age of 45 years may find some limited value in reminiscing about the social context they grew up in; but if this doesn't appeal, I'd recommend skipping this one.

Boring, slow, and more than a bit pretentious. Benning’s acting is fine but even she cannot save this snore fest.

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LEL
Nov 29, 2017

I loved this film. The characters are flawed and fragile, but each one is still capable of insight and courage. Bening is a marvel. So much is demanded of her character, and she pulls it off with grace and humour. Some commentors here have complained that the story is slow and lacks a dramatic spike and final resolution. I disagree: I had a vague feeling of dread throughout the movie, because - just like all the film's characters - I was very worried about thirteen year old Jamie whenever he left home. The film plays out like a series of memories, probably Jamie's, and like memories, it has a faintly golden glow. In the way that the movie treats autobiography, it seems more European (think Fellini) than American - and that's a good thing!

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llane
Sep 16, 2017

liked the feminism....... hated the story line !!!!!!!

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molly
Sep 04, 2017

Tries hard to be profound but is basically just garbage.

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miaone
Aug 20, 2017

I'm still deciding how I feel about this movie. I liked it and the actors all do a good job with their parts. I liked that it had so many women in it, and that the male characters were not threatened by women who know themselves well. Still, there's a "but . . ." and I'm still sorting out what that is. I loved Billy Crudup's role, and how he played it. If there were any men like that around back when I was busy getting involved with inappropriate ones, I sure overlooked them. I'll watch this film a second time and see if I can come to a clearer opinion.

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claude13
Aug 15, 2017

warm fuzzy feel good movie to watch in January

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FaceBalm
Aug 07, 2017

Unusual take on a coming of age story. Great to see so many female characters with substance and fleshed out characterizations.

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gea6
Aug 05, 2017

I liked it. I guess because I grew up during the same time period so I can relate to it. Quirky story and amusing. Sort of artsy, different story telling.

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