Lady Bird

Lady Bird

DVD - 2018
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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year. 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.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] : Lions Gate, [2018]
Edition: DVD edition
ISBN: 9786317129665
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE LADY
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1
DVD,NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2017
Widescreen
Special features: Audio commentary with Greta Gerwig and Sam Levy; Realizing Lady Bird featurette

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singasong70
Nov 02, 2018

Don't know if it's wonderful or not, couldn't understand dialogue, no subtitles either, gave up.

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mr_chocolate
Oct 30, 2018

My partner and I stopped watching this film after about 25 minutes. Not interesting nor feeling like there was any point or justification to continue spending more time with this film.

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boykin1959
Oct 18, 2018

I do like cast for most part, I do agree that this film was over-rated. I was disappointed in the story line was very basic & predictable, which I dislike. It Left me bummed that I rented it.

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kombanveena
Oct 11, 2018

bad movie

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empbee
Oct 07, 2018

An overrated, boring movie with good performance.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Sep 25, 2018

I was intially drawn to the film by seeing a cross in the corner of the cover for the movie - and seeing in the soundtrack that Christian hymns were included. Being a Christian always moved by any movie that has a good meaning, this seemed like a good fit with a good premise. I must say I thought the movie would be better. That it wouldn't 'merely' be a sort of teen angst story, as touching as it was and as much as it did involve other meaningful characters, of course. I also didn't digest the quite rapid pace of the movie very well. I thought it was unique that it would have a tear-jerking scene than immediately switch gears to humour, but it didn't make for an ideal feel to the movie. All in all, I enjoyed the experience and certainly wasn't bored, but as I mentioned I think I felt the film held more promise than it delivered. Also I recommend checking out a Catholic bishop's review and commentary of the film by searching "Bishop Barron Lady Bird" on YouTube. I thought the strong presence of Catholicism in the movie was cool and am okay with a teenager's views not necessarily being pro-religion at that stage of her life, but as Bishop Barron mentioned - the peace of a church on Sunday morning ends up being something of a revelation for her towards the end. Man, I'm rusty at making good library reviews, lol. (My review of my review is that my writing was pretty spacy and pretty spotty. My attempt to plug my faith maybe threw off the rhythm. Now I might self-destruct from over-analysis. Peace!) :D :D

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reverendmike
Aug 08, 2018

I am amazed at the many negative and/or lackluster reviews of this movie. Ronan was great as the main character, as long as we recognize that Lady Bird is an uncertain teenager, not the fountain of all wisdom. In addition, her boyfriend in the movie (Kyle) is kind of an immature pretentious jerk (see: Zinn, hand-rolled cigarettes, prom, et cetera). The relationship between Lady Bird and her mother was well-performed, even if the communication is frustrating. I think some reviewers might have missed the point about Sacramento (or anyone's hometown, for that matter): you may want to escape, but it'll still be part of your heart. Let's call this movie: 4 out of 5 stars.

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lReaderl
Jul 31, 2018

Like others have mentioned, this movie was definitely overrated, following a rebellious high school girl who has arguments/problems with her family (mostly her mom). She goes through things and learns lessons from mistakes that most of us have probably made at one point or another. I enjoyed it mainly because of the likeable cast, but not the story-line.

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openforjoy11
Jul 30, 2018

My friend and I couldn't watch more than 15 minutes of this movie.
I found young girl obnoxious, with useless, cliche parents.
Really was looking forward to seeing it, what with the hype prior to the Academy Awards.

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dennismmiller
Jul 25, 2018

On of the major subplots in Lady Bird - a movie that is nothing but subplots - is the cliche story in which a teenage girl sacrifices an established friendship in pursuit of popularity, only to ultimately realize her mistake. Incredibly, this is one of the few things in the film that feel lazy or inauthentic. The result is a coming-of-age story that is genuinely heartfelt, genuinely affecting, and genuinely surprising.

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jimg2000
May 11, 2018

Greta Gerwig in Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Gerwig

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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jimg2000
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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