Starring: Annette Benning, Lucas Jade Zumann, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup
Director: Mike Mills
Southern California in 1979, Jamie (Zumann) is a teenager whose mother (Benning) becomes worried about him not having a father influence, and enlists his best friend (Fanning), their cancer recovering artist lodger (Gerwig) to help him understand life. Along for the ride is their ex-hippy housemate William (Crudup).
I remember reading somewhere that this film has a somewhat biographical basis, but I can’t seem to find where I read it, so that may not be true. But this film has a very real, down to earth feel to it, and a sense of warmth and humour that I really loved. Each character is explored and created so well in this film that you fall in love with all of them. They’re each struggling to live authentic lives, to get it right, but like…
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