A fiercely independent teenager tries to make her own way in the world while wanting to get out of her hometown of Sacramento, California & to get away from her complicated mother & recently-unemployed father.
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[I wish i still had a mother] I wish i had friends like Jules. I wish i was this driven. I wish i had forgiven my mother. I wish more films depict women and men like this. I wish more films depict mothers and daughters like this. I wish more films depict female friendships like this. I wish more films depict dating like this. I wish to be 1% as good as Greta Gerwig already is. I wish I was special, but I'm a creep.
Airplane movie. My system just rejects films like this. Everyone in this is an insufferable asshole. I get why people like it (I guess?), but for me it’s simply too much ‘smart’ revisionism of adolescence, too much cartoonish characterization, too much indie chic. Sorry.
Digital. The opposite of density: a panoply of minor effects on adolescence, full of music that entertains, animates, moves or determines, emphasizing, nothing more and nothing less than a banal variety of a banal fiction that brings Sacramento to the surface, where i had already spent a most enjoyable summer's night and again, the Chalamet that enchants (me) so much. Directed by the "indie diva" of the moment.
I wish I could thank Greta personally. I also wish people would stop saying things like "don't believe the hype" or "not as good as you think" and just tried doing something better. We'll see who gets closer to an Oscar. Oh wait...
3.75. Ronan perfectly embodies the quicksilver intelligence, wit, and sometimes knotty charm that first-time director Gerwig reliably evinces in general and winningly channels in particular in Lady Bird. Despite which, I felt kind of frustrated and unfulfilled (or not deeply fulfilled, anyway) by the film's scattershot approach, the abrupt sketchiness with which some important characters and events are handled.
I loved it, definitely my fav saoirse ronan movie! everything feels organic and true, very relatable. I'll be rooting for Gerwig at the awards. she deserves a lot of praise. The screenplay feels like she's telling her hometown story. and the acting is amazing, Serse really became Lady Bird And her mother. i'm glad that there’s a movie like this that more genuinely understands teenagers
I am afraid I can't write a proper analysis of LADY BIRD because I might be biased and all my brain circuit can only think of is SAOIRSE RONAN, MY LOVE, MY LADY BIRD, CAN YOU POINT ME TO THE DIRECTION OF OUR STAR.
Pleasantly surprised at Gerwig's prowess as a visualist. On the surface, this film seems like a writerly, coming-of-age dramedy, and yet the use of match cuts, subjective camerawork, art direction and blocking are all on point. A mumblecore film that would still deliver an emotional gut punch (or two) if played on mute. It may also help your enjoyment if you were in high school in 2002.