3.6 stars. Superficially akin to a marginally less privileged 'Girls' but w/o the same degree of psychological ugliness, which meant I related to it less. However, it reveals itself as a regionalist counter to New York-centric cinema. It reminded me more of nostalgia-for-the-90s games like 'Gone Home' or 'Home is Where One Starts' than of other films, intriguingly. I watched it at the cinema with my mum & we liked it
On her first time behind the camera, Greta Gerwig crafts an intimate look at female adolescence that feels as delicate and eclectic as any of her performances on screen. Despite emerging as a coming of age film, it does not end up trapped within the boundaries of such genre - first love, girlfriends' rivalries etc - but succeeds at exploring a mother-daughter relationship that is as tense as at times unexpected.
Frankly, as those that read my reviews should know by now, it takes an impressive film to get me to give out five stars on Mubi. Lady Bird is an accomplished picture by a female director that hits on all of the right notes at the right times. Ronan is nearly telepathic in the way she sways through her character's unique persona, with great supporting actors and a strong script to boot. I am impressed with this.
Un drama basado en el presente actual de muchos jovenes estadounidenses, filmado desde el perfil de la adolesencia de lo mejor de esta película, su protagonista.....nada muy novedoso, lejos de ser una película para ganar un oscar a mi gusto....algo paso este año, todo un poco inflado.....
I like how this film is colorful, playful, but also has great drama acting. The relationship between Lady Bird and her mom is is very credible and psychologically and emotionally authentic. Everything did feel a little high-paced though, as if an entire series has been crammed into 90 minutes. Also, sometimes it felt 'too girly' for my taste, although at the same time that's part of what made the eccentric style.
[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.
So relatable finally a coming of age story about girls thank you Greta, although I think Real Women Have Curves (w its v similar plot and tone made prior to LB) is better for me I want all the women watching every movie directed by us for us imaginable. give us everything!!!
Un bel Cinema di formazione, in cui la Gerwig ci racconta un'adolescente tosta e dolcissima,croce e delizia di una generazione spesso in difficoltà per colpe non sempre sue. I personaggi della vicenda sono empatici al massimo,Greta gira bene ed evita svolazzi inutili,portando a casa un lavoro semplice,pulito e coinvolgente....bravi tutti.
It may have no replay value, but it's refreshing to watch existential issues of young people in such a charming, almost Charlie Brown alike way. Balance between humor and serious topics - such as what does friendship and love between parents and their children really mean - is precise. Saoirse Ronan breathes a life in what is by today's standards a youngster, and we're rooting for each success and mistake she makes.
****1/2 It's easy for cinephiles to want this to be something it's not. But sometimes a conventional-seeming movie comes along and makes you realise that its conventional-seeming story has never really been told right. A big part of that is the writing and acting, and the fact that mother-daughter relationships go criminally untold. Plus the filmmaking is not as conventional as many claim (kudos to N. Houy's editing)
I could relate to everything happened to Lady Bird. I was in love, he was gay, I laughed, Lady Bird laughed. I have a friend I can eat and talk with at every time of the night/day. And the family? It's my family, crazy and fantastic. That moment when she goes into the church and hears not the bells, but the end of a period in her life. When home becomes the sound of bells, that's when childhood ends.
Greta Gerwig managed to craft an intimate heartfelt love-letter to her hometown of Scramento, using the character of Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson as her messenger. I honestly don't remember the last time I've felt this much pure bliss coming out of a movie.