3.5

20th Century Women

Drama


 

The setting is Santa Barbara in 1979 and Dorethea enlists the help of people around her to help raise her teenage son by sharing their lives with him.

"20th Century Women" is reportedly based on the writer-director's adolescence. That's easy to imagine after watching this character, rather than plot-driven story. It's authentically conceived with small, well observed moments that breathe life into the film. Each actor is faultless in bringing one of the free-wheeling characters to life; emotions are believably portrayed. The cast deliver effectively complex performances thanks to a script that draws on a life out of the ordinary. Leading ladies.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 1st June 2017
Entertainment One Films 118 mins