DVD Review: 20th Century Women
By John Corrado
Directed by Mike Mills, loosely basing the story on his own childhood, 20th Century Women follows teenage protagonist Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) who is essentially being raised by the three women in his life, including single mother Dorothea (Annette Bening), their tenant Abbie (Greta Gerwig), and his best friend Julie (Elle Fanning).
With outstanding performances from its entire ensemble cast, 20th Century Women is a poignant and incredibly entertaining portrait of America in the 1970s. Despite being robbed of Oscar recognition for Annette Bening’s near career best performance, Mike Mills did receive a much deserved Best Original Screenplay nod, and this is an entirely wonderful film that deserves to be sought out if you haven’t seen it yet. I’m happy to be able to add it to my collection, and you can read my full review right here.
The DVD includes no bonus features, but the film itself is still strong enough to stand on its own.
20th Century Women is an Elevation Pictures release. It’s 120 minutes and rated 14A.