In 1979 Santa Barbara, Calif., Dorothea Fields is a determined single mother in her mid-50s who is raising her adolescent son, Jamie, at a moment brimming with cultural change and rebellion. Dorothea enlists the help of two younger women -- Abbie, a free-spirited punk artist living as a boarder in the Fields' home and Julie, a savvy and provocative teenage neighbor -- to help with Jamie's upbringing.
Golden Globes: 2 Nominations; Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Annette Bening
"A simply glorious Annette Bening leads a stellar cast in Mike Mills' semiautobiographical story about a bohemian women raising a teen in the age of 1970's feminism and punk rock." - Rolling Stone
'Among The Best Coming Of Age Genre Films.' - Bleeding Cool