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]
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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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.

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!

Sep 16, 2017

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

Sep 04, 2017

Tries hard to be profound but is basically just garbage.

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.

Aug 15, 2017

warm fuzzy feel good movie to watch in January

Aug 07, 2017

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

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.

Jul 22, 2017

Dull film with a story that goes no where and a narrative that cheats the viewer out of drama that is sure to come but never does.

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