I heard nothing but good things about Lady Bird and I didn’t really know what it was about. All I heard is that it was about a high school senior who goes to a Catholic school who wants to be called “Lady Bird” and her relationship with her mother. And well that’s really all you need to know about this movie too.
Lady Bird is a coming of age story about a rebellious teenager, but it the realism of it all is what’s striking. Saoirse Ronan as Lady Bird was wonderful and well as Laurie Metcalf who plays her mother. But while the movie is mainly centered around their relationship, I really enjoyed the relationship she had with her father (Tracy Letts), her friend Danny (Lucas Hedges), and her friend Julie (Beanie Feldstein).
I related to Lady Bird in a lot of ways, the feeling of wanting to get away from home when you’re deciding where to go to college, feeling that Catholic school hinders you from expressing yourself are just a few. But while I was able to easily identify myself to parts of the movie, I can see how that would be harder for other people.
I don’t really have any negatives for this movie except that it ends kind of abruptly and it kind of leaves you wondering what happened with Lady Bird and her mom. But overall this was a realistic look into a teenage girl’s life and is definitely going to earn some Oscar nominations, and is wonderfully directed by Greta Gerwig (Hooray for female directors!)
I give Lady Bird an A.