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Lady Bird

Lady Bird

02 Mar, 2018
1 hrs 36 mins
2,049 votes
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Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter.

Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom, a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
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Verdict: A coming-of-age film that skips all the stereotypes. Greta Gerwig's directorial debut in the form of semi-autobiographical film Lady Bird has received a lot of love and appreciation from critics and audiences all over. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts and other talented actors, this dramedy is worth every minute of your time. What's []... ...Read full review
Its evident that Greta Gerwig takes a lot of inspiration from her own life in Lady Bird. In her solo directorial debut based on her original screenplay, she draws from these experiences to make the film genuine and honest. There are familiar setups of the coming-of-age genre a classic one sees lead character Christine, who goes by the name Lady Bird, falling in love with a guy from school only to end up heartbroken when she catches him cheating on her. ...Read full review
Can you love the woman who asks you not to use an extra towel as she needs to plan her laundry? Can you love the city that you see as stifling your ambitions? Can you love the first love who broke your heart? Can you love the friend who reminds you of what you might always end up being? Yes, and yes. ...Read full review
Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, it centres on Christine Lady Bird McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), a high-schooler who behaves with the unselfconscious conviction of a young kid. She insists she be called by her given name of Lady Bird (It was given to me, by me), extols the benefits of bathtub masturbation to her best friend Julie while eating communion wafers (Theyre not consecrated!) and jabs her crush in the shoulder, asking him to dance. ...Read full review
Lady Bird, the new film by Greta Gerwig, is neither Children of Heaven and nor is it I, Daniel Blake, but like both those movies one of which is about Iranian kids and the other about a British man it accomplishes that unique feat Aronofsky was talking about. Even from thousands of miles away, it makes you care about the central characters and empathise with their problems like they were your own because in all likelihood, at some point, they were. ...Read full review
In a scene in Lady Bird, the protagonist, Christine McPherson, a 17-year-old high school senior played by Saoirse Ronan, is in a changing room trying out prom dresses while carrying out a conversation with her mother through the door. Do you like me? she asks her mum. Her mother, played by Laurie Metcalf, replies that she loves her very much. Christine comes out of the booth, fixes her piercing eyes on her mother and asks, Yes, but do you like me? ...Read full review
Within the first few minutes of Lady Bird, you will understand that you are in the presence of something special. The opening scene features a mother and daughter driving back from a college visit. It starts out with warmth and affection and then suddenly takes a turn that is dramatic and savage. Its a masterful deep dive into the heads of the characters Lady Bird, a disgruntled high school senior and her mother Marion, a nurse whose downturned mouth reflects a lifetime of pain and regret. ...Read full review
I suppose youll have to know a bit about Sacramento to truly appreciate Lady Bird. There are apparently huge billboards of Lady Bird in the city now, and its people, it is reported, are fiercely protective of this film. You can see why. The film breathes the scent of the city, its habits and quirks, its people. Some knowledge about Sacramento would make you fully get what Christine/Lady Bird (Saoirse Ronan) means when she talks about getting emotional about the city. ...Read full review