Love, life, and the struggles of a mother bringing up a son in the the late 70's. The ignorance of a free spirit against the needs of a young man trying to find his true character and beliefs. Living in a bohemian household shared with 3 like minded spirited people to help pay the rent, his mother tries to establish bonds that he cannot deal with. She cannot deal with his inability to talk, and enlists the help of other females in his life to share the burden of his upbringing. Slowly life unravels for them all without understanding how. In spite of their perceived struggles, they all go on to live defined lives without any serious consequences.Written by
Dorothea is variously depicted discussing her stock portfolio with her son Jamie, quoting NYSE share prices in decimals, doing this in 1979. However, the switch to decimal from fractional stock prices in the U.S. did not occur until the year 2000. See more »
Having your heart broken is a tremendous way to learn about the world.
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Irony: Benning's character would have hated this film
A podcast, not a film. The worst of Cassevetes and Baumbach rolled into a therapy session without a coherent thesis or a single memorable shot. And the biggest irony is that Dorothea, Annette Benning's character, would have walked out of this movie with utter disdain if she happened into it in 1979.
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