Runtime: 94 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language, sexual content
Directed by Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saorise Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Rated 100% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes!
Synopsis: In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
One of the best films of the year. In telling her own coming of age story, Gerwig proves herself a blazing talent and Ronan and Metcalf should have Oscar calling. Totally irresistible. -Rolling StoneIt’s funny, lively, and then devastating when it needs to be, made with the kind of confidence even its heroine could only dream of. -The AtlanticIt’s unique and original and fresh and wonderful, and can you tell I loved it? -Richard Roeper