Would have been more interesting if the characters were actually poor -- like trailer park poor. Instead it's not much more than another "life is so hard for white kid coming of age, clashes with parents ensue" flick. We've seen this script a hundred times already, I'm tired of it.
Hilarious and heartfelt. The nostalgia was flying high watching this as Saoirse Ronan acted out my teenage years (except I think as a teenager I was more like Timothée Chalamet's character, reading Howard Zinn and talking out my ass with all the certainty in the world.
The writer/director moves on a line which keeps away clichés but talks about them. College, prom, virginity, family's problems, coming of age. It's not Greta Gerwig's fault but unfortunately you can't avoid to constantly think how much the story is autobiographical, and this distracts - a lot.
"lady bird" was nice: good performances, beautiful colors and in general very pleasing cinematography to watch. my only problem is that it felt a bit rushed towards the end, and it didn't really have a point for me, i felt like it ended in medias res and someone forgot to write the ending. but overall good!
There's deeper meaning in the latter part of the film, the theme's of class distinction and financial worry are all there but when it falls back on the coming of age comedy side of things it gives me a headache especially the first 30 min and Gerwig needs to find her balance but the cast are solid. I would say watch this and Frances Ha back to back. Lady Bird will hit a core with some people I'm just not one of them.