Lady Bird

Lady Bird

By Greta Gerwig

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-11-03
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1h 33min
  • Director: Greta Gerwig
  • Production Company: A24
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 12.99
7.9/10
7.9
From 657 Ratings

Description

In Lady Bird, 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 (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) 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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  • not for me.

    2
    By Gercaro
    Aimless movie about teenager and her relationship with her mother. Saoirse Ronans accent slipped into her Irish accent in the early part of the movie. I found for a 1.30 hour movie it seemed to be much longer, 30 minutes in I was unhappy to realise there was another hour of drivel left to watch. The scene where the mother talks to the Priest/drama teacher about his depression is by far the most realistic and well acted scene in the movie. Had the moive been about the mother and her daily life I think it would have been far more enjoyable.
  • Amazing movie!

    5
    By Ndog916
    I can’t say enough about how amazing this movie is.
  • Boring. Boring. Boring

    1
    By legal-eagle-for-music
    I love movies. I love great acting. I love great stories--plot, direction, etc. But this was a boring, pointless, amature-hour school production of crap. Seriously. And I live in Sacramento. One big boring bowl of crap. What a waste of energy on everyone's part. How in God's name could this piece of amature crap get nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Lead Actress, and Supporting Actress in 2018? Who knows? Are folks smoking too much marijuaua? High on drugs? Drunk? Or just stupid? Or slept with someone for a bribe? Geez. The script was pointless. Yes, I know it's a coming-of-age mother-daughter angst film--but who gives a rat's butt if the movie is bad? Pathetic. And I love movies. But this was a waste of money and time. And I live in Sacramento and couldn't take it.
  • Too much nothing

    2
    By majorthomas
    I believe that my negative reaction to attempting to make it through this film is probably due to my perspective. I wanted to see a movie that my wife would be more likely to enjoy instead of making her watch my motifs for movies. I am 56 years old and grew up with all boys in a different world. So the lack of relatable events were bound to be inclusive with this film. But more than even this; I couldn’t take the facade of a young but much older than high school aged actress was playing the main character from a movie that was obviously the personal retake on the writer/director’s experience. It would be fine if she just showed it to herself; but it was very depressing and clumsy with humor forced into a bunch of negative and shallow characters. I am happy that the director got away with creating a dreary tedious ‘slice of an uninteresting life’... But how can this movie receive the accolades it has is confounding to me. Obviously made for a different audience; but very poorly made and meaningless for myself and others who may believe in the undeserved hype. I hate being so negative; but be warned that unless you are seeking nothing special at all; or you don’t want to watch a movie that is about a girl going through constant stereotypes of angst... stay far away. Otherwise it was....
  • no sugar

    3
    By jon pyzel
    the actress is to old for the part. she looks 27 playing a 17 year old. lady bird flew away...please dont come back..blah same old story ...
  • Liked it

    3
    By JenKolb
    Definitely not the best movie I’ve seen, but extremely real. I recommend a rent...not a buy. Wish the mother and daughter relationship was addressed more. Feel like I need to watch a second or third time to collect all the pieces I may have missed. Ending was meh for me.
  • Highly recommended

    5
    By stephenz12
    It’s such a well done film by Greta. Many points in the film can be very related about and it’s funny. Highly recommended.
  • I was surprised. This was a great film.

    5
    By D.N.TN
    What a really great film. So simple yet kept you wondering all the way through. Very well done!!
  • Yuck...

    1
    By Fruity.Funk22
    This movie was horrible and I’m glad to say that I won’t be watching it ever again.
  • THIS is what a great movie looks like.

    5
    By 700 Pages
    I wish there was a movie of this caliber out every week on iTunes, regardless the subject matter. So well written and put together, this is a movie experience anyone can enjoy. Well written, a good story, and put together by a true film maker, not someone looking to use their indie film as a soapbox, but just to tell a heartfelt story (sometimes that's a fine line between the two). 5 stars.

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