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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TBrien
Apr 17, 2018

Over-promised and under-delivered. Did not deserve any of its Oscar nominations.

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COURIER3
Apr 15, 2018

Overrated, boring.15 minutes was enough.

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Jill80104
Apr 15, 2018

A terrific coming of age story! I loved it, but a caution to parents, it does contain sex scenes, so it's really a better adult movie..especially for women. If you were thinking of watching it with your teen, I'd advise a preview first. I agree with the review who said "18 plus" I don't think younger teens can relate.

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LauraSteinert
Apr 15, 2018

Too much sex for girls under 18. Not enough story for any one over 13. The actor was good, though.

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gloogai
Apr 14, 2018

This is a coming-of-age film. Normally, I don't bother with these, but I got fooled this time, since the description avoided using that term. Having said that, it wasn't terrible, and I watched it to the end. But, if you don't care for coming-of-age films, stay away.

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volare
Apr 11, 2018

Enormously over-rated, what a disappointment.

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ms_mustard
Apr 10, 2018

a year of transition for a senior in a Catholic high school - exploring new friendships, sexuality, clashes in mother/daughter relationship, the desire to escape Sacramento.
I like Gerwig's slanted look at life - enjoyed the movie.

vm510 Apr 10, 2018

I think this movie is a bit misunderstood. It's a snapshot of a girl's life in the early 2000s, attending Catholic school in Sacramento. "Lady Bird" is almost legally an adult, but this movie proves she still has a lot to learn (I'm sure all of us can relate to this). "Lady Bird" also thinks everyone has it better than her and wants to escape her town, but begins to realize how much she loves her home and her family as her senior year draws to a close. Her friendships and romances are murky, as are any teenager's. And most pivotal to this movie... "Lady Bird" and her mom have a very complicated relationship; it's not healthy at times, but ultimately they love each other.
This movie is quirky, combative, and sentimental all at once. I loved it.

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javachix
Apr 06, 2018

After all the hype and the awards I expected a different ( and better ) movie. Definitely a "slice-of-life" type movie, and truth be told, I am usually underwhelmed by those. I thought the mother in the movie was a horrible person to her daughter. Just shameful.

VaughanPLAlyssia Apr 05, 2018

I’m honestly in love with this movie, it’s so, so good. It strikes that perfect indie chord of sentimentality, nostalgia, and brutal honesty. If you ever were (or knew) a hard-headed teenage girl this will probably resonate with you. Some parts made me laugh, some parts made me sob, all parts made me want to hug my friends and call my mom. Greta Gerwig has always had an eye for small day-to-day observations, and she incorporates them here to make the movie feel like an actual slice of life. Moments like the halted argument while dress shopping, or the “What if this is the best version of me?” conversation (and her mom’s disapproving head tilt in response), or the line about driving in your town for the first time….they’re just normal, everyday things, but it takes a special writer to single them out and put them on screen.

The mother-daughter relationship is perfectly realized—with all its passive-aggressiveness and affection—and it’s also fair to both parties. Both Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf’s performances are beautifully layered, vacillating between sweet and frustrating but always full of heart. Bonus points for having my favourite person Timothée Chalamet as the dreamy pretentious doorknob. Petition to have him in every movie from now on.

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