Friday, December 8, 2017

Movie Review - Lady Bird

Lady Bird is the first artsy movie in a while that’s been on my radar, lived up to expectations, and is worthy of Oscars. High praise. Saoirse Ronan is a formidable young actress and her portrayal of Christine “Lady Bird” is amazing. She’s  a senior who wants to leave…just leave Sacramento – ready to fly the nest – head to NYC or anywhere. So her math grades aren’t awesome and she has an attitude, but she’s very open to new experiences. Chomping at the bit. 

She’s a young lady with doting parents. The key is her mother played by Laurie Metcalf (also Oscar worthy). The mom is a nurse/counselor for a psychiatric hospital and works hard. She also puts up with and fights “Lady Bird” on many levels, but it is with care and concern. There are too many great moments to mention in this “little film”. It’s about life, day to day interactions. It’s about Lady Bird surviving Catholic school. She cares and yet bursts at the seams to not be Catholic. She’s excited about her first boyfriend (Lucas Hedges) and then is disappointed. This movie is about traversing that senior teen year when you just aren’t quite a grownup but think you are.  And meanwhile, your parent knows you aren’t a kid, but just can’t let go.

Lady Bird is a gem with so many good moments. It’s quiet even when it’s loud. It’s funny even when it’s poignant. I am gushing and could see this again in a heartbeat. Go flap your wings, remember your potential at eighteen, and see this film.


13 comments:

  1. Hadn't heard of this, but it really sounds good!

    Betty

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    1. it really captured the angst of 18 and ready to fly out of the nest

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  2. Sure sounds like it captures that age perfectly indeed.

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  3. Hi Joanne - it does sound interesting ... one I'll get to see when I get back over to the UK - but thanks for highlighting for us - cheers Hilary

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    1. or look for a theater in Canada. I bet they show movies on a cold snowy day!

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  4. I'm not familiar with this one. Sounds good. I'd like to see it. Laurie Metcalf has been around for a while and has been in a lot of things. I like her work. Thanks for sharing your view of the movie.

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    1. oh, I think we have similar tastes. You need to check this out

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  5. I haven't seen any ads for it either! Sounds really good.

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    1. Shame it falls in the artsy category and is sidelined by Star Wars, etc. This is just a darn good movie!!!!

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  6. This looks good but might not get a release in the UK. Hopefully it will! Ladybird had a low profile over here.
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    1. I hope you get to see it in release. So Worthy

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