In Lady Bird, writer/director Greta Gerwig (Francis Ha) 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.
“Lady Bird is one of the year’s great joys. So wise, so funny, and so remarkably assured that it seems to have flown in out of nowhere.” – Christopher Shobert, Film Stage
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts, The Big Short) 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. Also starring Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith. (Dir. by Greta Gerwig, 2017, USA, 93 mins., Rated R)
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