Through a series of dramatic events, the movie follows a woman called Dorothea who thinks that she is so old and she fears that the age and generation difference between her and her son, Jamie, will affect badly on their relationship. She asks help from Abbie who aspires to become an actress, and Julie, Jamie's childhood friend and lover, in an attempt to teach him a valuable lesson about the whole life.
We finally have a good film that explores what it looks like to raise a male feminist, particularly during this crucial era. More importantly, we finally have a film that actually cares to do so (shout out to writer/director Mike Mills).
Through a polaroid aesthetic and a psychedelic and selective image distortion, the film embarks us on an iconoclastic journey through the devastating irruption of punk in American culture. [Full review in Spanish]
Mike Mills' 20th Century Women features a magnificent ensemble and several intriguing characters, but thanks to a slight case of overcrowding, many of them and their connections to each other are left largely unexplored.