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Lady Bird (2017)

R | | Comedy | 3 November 2017 (USA)
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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.

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Rated R for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying | See all certifications »

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$364,437 (USA) (5 November 2017)

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$6,087,769 (USA) (22 November 2017)
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Opened the Special Presentations section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival where it received a rapturous standing ovation after its premiere. See more »

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A shot of a freeway sign in Sacramento showed an exit number. The movie takes place in 2002, which was the year California started numbering its freeway exits, but they started out on rural exits and made their way to urban areas a few years later, so no exit in a city the size of Sacramento would be numbered at this point. See more »

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Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: I hate California, I want to go to the east coast. I want to go where culture is like, New York, or Connecticut or New Hampshire.
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SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anyone who talks about California hedonism have never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." - Joan Didion See more »

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References Rushmore (1998) See more »

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Cry Me a River
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Lady Bird (2017)
3 November 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film received very high praise from early screenings and it wasn't hard to see why. Saoirse Ronan is a star, absolutely blowing everyone away in Brooklyn. Then you have Greta Gerwig, a force in a few Noah Baumbach films, with a highly anticipated directional debut. Was incredibly hyped for this one all the way through. It feels short because the film just flies by but its rather excellent. Very satisfied with the turnout for this one.

The film is about Christine McPherson (Ronan) who has given herself the name "Lady Bird". She is a high school senior in a Catholic school who struggles through what a typical girl of that age goes through. She faces the trials and tribulations of dating boys, losing her virginity, trying to be popular, feuding with her best friend and mother, and ultimately trying to figure out what to do with her life. Things are tough for her and she examines her relationships with friends and family to ultimately come to the best decision for herself.

The film sounds like a typical film plot. In many ways it is. Yet everything about the film is done so well in the expert hands of novice filmmaker Greta Gerwig. The dialogue is sharp, hilarious, and witty. The character development, interaction, and acting are all strong. Saoirse Ronan is at the very least sealing an Oscar nomination for best actress and might even go on to win it. It seemed like such an effortless performance for a girl who completely disappears into the character idiosyncrasies of Lady Bird. Its a wonderful coming of age film that hits all the check marks and does so very effectively.

I can't think of any complaints. The film feels so real and identifiable. Its exactly what you want and is a very impressive debut from Gerwig. The film has a nice touch at the end and does what it needs to do to remain funny and touching. I don't mind a good coming of age comedy every year (Edge of Seventeen taking the cake last year). I expect this to be an award contender for at the very least Ronan's performance and Gerwigs writing and directing.

8/10


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