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
93%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

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

0
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.

0
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
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
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.

0
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.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

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

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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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0

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

3.0
0

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

5.0
0

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
0

Greta Gerwig's debut directorial work sees Saoirse Ronan take centre stage in a coming-of-age-style movie which falls far from that said movie trope. A balanced blend of humour and meaningful episodes of drama propel Lady Bird to the heights cinema going pleasure.

5.0
0

Beautiful movie!

4.0
0

saoirse roman is luminous as lady bird in another from that enduring genre, the american dysfunctional family movie. plenty of people already love this film but for me the cliched 'coming of age' moments came too thick and fast . i am sure there will be rewards from the academy in a year where a woman director is a much needed token and this is a good solid...

3.0
0

Ahh, high school. First loves, peer pressure and that unrelenting urge to get as far away from everyone as possible. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson takes us back there and then some with Greta Gerwig's dazzling solo directorial debut. Set in the backdrop of 2002 Sacramento, California and a Catholic all-girls high school, it offers a nostalgic tinge on the...

5.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

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

0
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.

0
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
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
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.

0
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.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

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

0
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.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

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

0

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

3.0
0

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

5.0
0

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
0

Greta Gerwig's debut directorial work sees Saoirse Ronan take centre stage in a coming-of-age-style movie which falls far from that said movie trope. A balanced blend of humour and meaningful episodes of drama propel Lady Bird to the heights cinema going pleasure.

5.0
0

Beautiful movie!

4.0
0

saoirse roman is luminous as lady bird in another from that enduring genre, the american dysfunctional family movie. plenty of people already love this film but for me the cliched 'coming of age' moments came too thick and fast . i am sure there will be rewards from the academy in a year where a woman director is a much needed token and this is a good...

3.0
0

Ahh, high school. First loves, peer pressure and that unrelenting urge to get as far away from everyone as possible. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson takes us back there and then some with Greta Gerwig's dazzling solo directorial debut. Set in the backdrop of 2002 Sacramento, California and a Catholic all-girls high school, it offers a nostalgic tinge on...

5.0
0