Lady Bird

Lady Bird

DVD - 2018
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Seventeen-year-old Lady Bird McPherson struggles to balance the challenges of her last year of high school with her family relationships.
Publisher: Santa Monica, California : Lionsgate, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: DVD LADY 1DISC
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,DVD
video file,region A,region 1
Alternative Title: Lady Bird (Motion picture)


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Nominated for Picture, Actress-Saoirse Ronan, Supporting Actress-Laurie Metcalf, Director, Original Screenplay.

Nominated for Picture, Actress-Saoirse Ronan, Supporting Actress-Laurie Metcalf, Director, Original Screenplay.

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Jun 20, 2018

Overrated, and disappointing considering it was nominated for several Oscars. I watched it because of the nominations. A self-centered teenager with working class parents, evolved during the movie into a self-center high school graduate. While Sacramento can be a dull town, I lived there once, it deserved better than the constant condescension it received in this movie. Borrow something else.

May 11, 2018

Much deserved nominations for the biggies: Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay for Gerwig, Best Actress for Ronan (Atonement 2007, Brooklyn 2015) , and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Metcalf in the Academy Awards held a couple of months ago. If you have followed Gerwig’s films, this could be the prequel to her 2013 “Frances Ha” which was about the challenges of a single 27 year old from Sacramento trying to make it as a dancer in NYC. Though born and graduated from an all-girl Catholic school in Sacramento before moving to NY for college, Gerwig is 34 now and lucky to have found Ronan (age 23) to play teenager “Lady Bird.” (Reference “Early Life” in “Summary” from Wikipedia.) A must watch for teens and their parents, especially for those living in smaller metropolitan area.

May 08, 2018

I admit, I was expecting a bit more from this highly touted film, but there are several singular comic moments, and dramatically effective ones too. Lady Bird gets an A for honesty. Both the character and the film. Greta Gerwig admits Lady Bird isn't entirely autobiographical, but it's clear that she puts a lot of herself into this movie. Lady Bird's relationship with her mother is the essential love (and hate) story of the film, but I actually appreciated Saoirse Ronin's friendships with her girlfriend and 2 boyfriends even more. Worth the patience, imho.


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May 11, 2018

Greta Gerwig in Wiki:

Early life
A native of Sacramento, California, Gerwig is the daughter of Christine (née Sauer), an OB-GYN nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, who worked for a credit union on small business loans. She is close to her parents and they make an appearance in Frances, Ha as her character's parents. She has an older brother, a landscape architect, and sister, a manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry, and was raised a Unitarian Universalist. She attended St. Francis High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Sacramento. She has described herself as having been "an intense child." She showed an early interest in dance, and had intended to complete a degree in musical theatre in New York, but ended up graduating from Barnard College with a degree in English and philosophy. Outside of class, she performed in the Columbia Varsity Show with Kate McKinnon.


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May 11, 2018

Many inquiring and humorous quotes have been posted in IMDb. Many thanks to the contributors. The first quote listed in the site hits the spot on the relationship between many teens and their parents (added three lines* for full context):
Lady Bird: I wish that you liked me.*
Marion: Of course I love you.*
Lady Bird: But do you like me?*
(Conversation continued as the first quote in IMDb page)
Marion: I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.
Lady Bird: What if this is the best version?


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