Christine “Lady Bird” MacPherson is a high school senior from the “wrong side of the tracks.” She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. Lady Bird follows the title character’s senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.
The movie everyone’s talking about – Lady Bird. Greta Gerwig’s cool and confident directorial debut is brilliant. Saorise Ronan is amazing in the lead role of Lady Bird. This coming-of-age movie captures the sugared joys and sensational adversities of adolescence more than most pop songs ever could.
Warm, funny and, occasionally, heartbreaking, it’s everything you could possibly hope for from a film about growing up. The teenagers talk like real teenagers. The pre-Twitter setting is perfect. The pretentious prat (Kyle) gets called out for being a pretentious prat. Gerwig’s delightful offering is the genuine article… read more from this Independent review