Realising that her impressionable 15-year-old son Jamie (Lucas Jade Zumann) needs more than just her to raise him, single mother Dorothea (Annette Bening) enlists the help of photographer Abbey (Greta Gerwig) and 17-year-old Julie (Elle Fanning).

Set in California at the end of the 1970s, this coming-of-age tale tackles family and generational divides as writer-director Mike Mills demonstrates a sharp, sensitive eye for the ways in which people learn to make peace with lives they didn’t quite anticipate or want.