’20th Century Women’ Trailer: Annette Bening Tries To Do Mom Things

20th Century Women has a loaded cast, led by Annette Bening, and the first trailer looks good. If not a little Oscar-y:

In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women — Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields’ home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor — to help with Jamie’s upbringing.

You have Anette Bening, who might get that Oscar which has eluded her for too many years, but you also have Elle Fanning, Billy Crudup, Greta Gerwig, John Billingsly, and Laura Wiggins. Impressive lineup.


20th Century Women is directed by Mike Mills, whose Beginners nabbed Christopher Plummer his Oscar. He might have a knack for this sort of thing. We’ll see on Christmas Day when the movie opens.

Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
Larry Taylor - Managing Editor
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