Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Lady Bird

Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts star in this Northern California coming-of-age drama written and directed by Greta Gerwig. Winner of Best Picture & Actress at the 2018 Golden Globes. Nominated for Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Leading & Supporting Actress for Ronan & Metcalf.

Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (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.

Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) & Actress for a Musical or Comedy (Ronan), Golden Globes 2018
2017Rating: R13, Drug use, sex scenes & offensive language94 minsUSA
ComedyFestival & Independent

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Reviews & comments

Flicks

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

A story about letting go as much as coming of age, Lady Bird, directed by Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig, exquisitely renders the complex, funny, turbulent love between mother and daughter, which is to say, the way desire can feel like betrayal.

5.0
Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

Like most girls raised in faith, or otherwise in a town where the coolest spot to hang out is a parking lot, seventeen-year-old Christine (Saoirse Ronan) — who only answers to her self-christened nickname Lady Bird — steers moments in an effort towards evidence. She pictures herself as a girl in a movie and she knows when to cut.

5.0

Alright.

It's an honest perspective of one coming-of-age, however lacking distinction at times.

3.0

A must see

Want to kill time? This will bring you back to earth. Real, really funny, real good.

5.0

Lady Bird

It doesn't reinvent the coming of age genre, but Lady Bird is an enjoyable, heartfelt, feel-good movie, and an impressive solo directorial debut from Greta Gerwig. Sharp script, great performances all around. This is the best acting I've seen from Saoirse Ronan. The story moves quickly at a short but sweet 94 minutes. Recommended.

4.0
Variety

Variety

press

The kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It’s a winsome bit of autobiography that rings with bittersweet truth, though some navel-gazing solipsism does creep in.

Time Out

Time Out

press

A sweet, deeply personal portrayal of female adolescence that's more attuned to the bonds between best girlfriends than casual flings with boys, writer-director Greta Gerwig's beautiful Lady Bird flutters with the attractively loose rhythms of youth.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Lady Bird doesn’t exist as a twee indie movie construct, it feels thrillingly real and deeply personal, every single beat ringing true.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A symphony of perfectly observed adolescent awkwardness and the heartbreaking bravery it takes some kids just to face another day of not fitting in.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A reminder that no genre is played out when there's a new artist around to see it with fresh eyes.

Newshub

Newshub

press

Lady Bird is well worth your while; she certainly won me over.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film abounds with pinpoint insights into its mildly rebellious heroine's hunger to shed the restraints of home and Catholic school and bust into an independent life, and does so with a wealth of keenly observed detail.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A deeply funny film that still manages to grapple with heady emotional territory.

Flicks

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

A story about letting go as much as coming of age, Lady Bird, directed by Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig, exquisitely renders the complex, funny, turbulent love between mother and daughter, which is to say, the way desire can feel like betrayal.

5.0
Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

Flicks, Amanda Jane Robinson

flicks

Like most girls raised in faith, or otherwise in a town where the coolest spot to hang out is a parking lot, seventeen-year-old Christine (Saoirse Ronan) — who only answers to her self-christened nickname Lady Bird — steers moments in an effort towards evidence. She pictures herself as a girl in a movie and she knows when to cut.

5.0
Variety

Variety

press

The kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own.

Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

press

It’s a winsome bit of autobiography that rings with bittersweet truth, though some navel-gazing solipsism does creep in.

Time Out

Time Out

press

A sweet, deeply personal portrayal of female adolescence that's more attuned to the bonds between best girlfriends than casual flings with boys, writer-director Greta Gerwig's beautiful Lady Bird flutters with the attractively loose rhythms of youth.

5.0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Lady Bird doesn’t exist as a twee indie movie construct, it feels thrillingly real and deeply personal, every single beat ringing true.

4.0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A symphony of perfectly observed adolescent awkwardness and the heartbreaking bravery it takes some kids just to face another day of not fitting in.

Rolling Stone

Rolling Stone

press

A reminder that no genre is played out when there's a new artist around to see it with fresh eyes.

Newshub

Newshub

press

Lady Bird is well worth your while; she certainly won me over.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film abounds with pinpoint insights into its mildly rebellious heroine's hunger to shed the restraints of home and Catholic school and bust into an independent life, and does so with a wealth of keenly observed detail.

FilmInk

FilmInk

press

A deeply funny film that still manages to grapple with heady emotional territory.

Alright.

It's an honest perspective of one coming-of-age, however lacking distinction at times.

3.0

A must see

Want to kill time? This will bring you back to earth. Real, really funny, real good.

5.0

Lady Bird

It doesn't reinvent the coming of age genre, but Lady Bird is an enjoyable, heartfelt, feel-good movie, and an impressive solo directorial debut from Greta Gerwig. Sharp script, great performances all around. This is the best acting I've seen from Saoirse Ronan. The story moves quickly at a short but sweet 94 minutes. Recommended.

4.0