With a well written script, this movie really achieved some good things. First of all, the characters are so well developed, different from each other when it comes to contemplating/approaching things. The story revolved about some interesting themes, at least for me. I was very connected, especially in the first hour. The ending was nice. Great acting. The director did a fine job. Beautiful cinematography. 7.75/10
Weirdly fragmented and hazy. Like a bunch of memories put together, which, in retrospect, accidentally makes this film slightly better. However upon viewing this, I couldn't help but get the feeling that we were merely floating by in a rather superficial way. Which again, while a flaw in itself, could be used to add to the remembrance feel of the film. I'm not sure how much was intended, it was pretty good, I guess.
A wonderful ensemble cast excels in this coming of age drama which tells us that it doesn't matter how old you are, you always need to grow and change. Great to see Greta Gerwig do something slightly different for a change. A joy to watch and spend time with these people.
20TH CENTURY WOMEN seems to want to sustainedly tap the profound. It has some things to say about life. Life in a particular place and time w/ specific intergenerational dynamics relevant thereto. Not altogether facile. However, in its striving, the film also liberally spatters itself w/ schmaltz. And I cannot remember any recent movie that takes itself so seriously feeling so consummately like packaged product.
Probably the perfect movie to pay too much for on my flight to LA. I love every bit of Mike Mills's film. I love how he embraces the saccharine without ever sacrificing the substance. I love how textured this is. And, on my second viewing, I love the force of nature that is Annette Bening even more than the first time.
A lovely coming of age film with a unique feminist twist. I did really find the setting and atmosphere of the film quite rewarding. At a few moments it felt a bit indulgent in it's philosophical and societal preachiness, but I was grateful for it nontheless. Reccommended.