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3,644 Ratings

Lady Bird

Directed by Greta Gerwig
United States, 2017


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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Lady Bird Directed by Greta Gerwig

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2018 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture

Independent Spirit Awards

2018 | 5 nominations including: Best Female Lead

2018 | Winner: Best Screenplay

Gerwig gives us a portrait of a young girl in a genre of movies so often populated by boys’ stories. The film succeeds in both showing the subtleties of her character as a young woman and in giving real detail to the characters who surround her.
April 19, 2018
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Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is populated by actors who, like Gerwig herself, can do no wrong. That enhances the film’s goody-goody quality, which falls over the movie like a warm blanket.
April 19, 2018
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While there is an acute authorial intelligence informing the transitions between scenes, the steady trot of clipped vignettes comes to seem monotonous and somewhat evasive. . . . None of this is accidental; Gerwig is too smart a writer to coincidentally open a movie of deflections and escapes with a scene of dramatic conflict avoidance. The sense of retreat is true to the film’s central character; it’s simply that I wish the director would, just once, give pursuit.
February 16, 2018
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