A California high school student plans to escape from her family and small town by going to college in New York.Wikipedia
Lady Bird Reviews
In Gerwig it marks the arrival of a fresh new storytelling voice. The Oscar love is deserving.
In one of the warmest affirmations of love, family and friendships on screen, Greta Gerwig tells the story of a 17-year-old’s one year from high school to college, as she rediscovers who and what she is.
With 3 Academy Award nods, Saoirse Ronan, 23, is one of the finest actors of her generation. Lady Bird, however, can’t help but feel like the token nominee at the Oscars.
There's simply not enough conflict and the characters are not fleshed out, rendering them little more than stereotypes.
Just like the protagonist, ‘Lady Bird’ is awkwardly funny yet bittersweet, making it one of Hollywood’s most original and refreshingly honest films about growing up.
It is ultimately quite an achievement to render something fresh in the vastly milked ‘coming of age’ genre. It is nice to see Gerwig break through as a director and it makes one excited about what film she makes next – it is rare to see a filmmaker with such a grasp on a story’s soul, although one does hope she tackles a story with a little more depth next.
The film is fast-paced, emotionally honest, well-performed and intelligently structured.
The film, like life itself, cannot attain perfection even though it tries exceedingly hard. But the fact that its story found some originality in those of the seven billion that inhabit the world is commendable.
Audience Reviews for Lady Bird
A great coming of age movie that you should not be miss.
Although it's not as good as boyhood but lady bird is still worth a watch nevertheless. It's a beautiful story which I could relate to very much. The acting is top notch by the entire cast and the mother daughter chemistry is scintillating to watch. The struggle of a mother is very well portrayed by Laurie Metcalf, she clearly steals the show. The romance and friendship of Catherine is shown very organically. Lady bird is beautifully shot and the screenplay is very engaging. I sometimes feel my life is nothing but a never-ending coming of age story. I'm still trying to understand life and everyday there's so much to learn, you can never know enough. This movie made me realise that we see life just how we deal with autocorrect, we show resentment when things go wrong and forget to appreciate it when things go well. I would highly recommend this movie.