R | | Comedy, Drama
The story of a teenage boy, his mother, and two other women who help raise him among the love and freedom of Southern California of 1979.
As her character is based on the director's mother, Annette Bening watched a lot of Mike Mills' mother's favorite films, including Stage Door (1937) and movies starring Humphrey Bogart; his seminal film Casablanca (1942) is edited into the film.
Mom, I'm dealing with everything, right now. *You* are dealing with nothing.
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.
$130,467 (USA) (6 January 2017)
$5,663,855 (USA) (28 April 2017)
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