strong-willed single mother (Annette Bening) raises her teenage son
with the help of two unconventional younger women in this funny,
heartwarming look at a makeshift family’s comic adventures in Santa
Barbara during the summer of 1979.
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Mike Mills), and two Golden Globes
(Best Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion
Picture – Annette Bening). Nominated for Best Female Lead and Best
Screenplay at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
“Generous, reflective, absolutely delightful.” – David Edelstein, Vulture