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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MontMoroc
Jul 20, 2018

I found this to be pretty underwhelming, I felt like I've seen this sort of thing before but done better in other films. A nice effort from Greta Gerwhig on her first feature but I'd have to say it was a swing and a miss.

LPL_SarahM Jul 17, 2018

This one really hit home for me. I thought it was terrific.

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beckythecat1
Jul 16, 2018

Not a comedy! Should be shown to all juniors in high school. This was really real BUT not a comedy. Factual. Fascinating. Yes, some of us have mom's like that.

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milirick
Jul 05, 2018

First of all Saoirse Ronan is suberb and is carving out a very nice career. Secondly, this is another film that gives audiences a bait and switch when it comes to theatrical trailers and hype. The movie was sold as a comedy with the funniest scenes (Ronan jumping out of a car) shown in trailers. The movie is a comedy, just not a slapstick comedy, but instead a young adult flick that reads like a Judy Blume novel. Not that it is bad, just not as advertised, hence all the negative reviews. This movie is purportedly based on director Greta Gerwig's experiences as a misunderstood teen. Ladybird is funny because seen with cynical adult eyes we know that for all of Lady Bird's attempts to explore her creativity, leave her humdrum town and rage against her mother, she will conform, get a job and become one of the middle class. This ironic bit of laughing at ourselves through Lady Bird and thinking of all the ways we tried to be different when we were young is what generates the humor. Not a great film, but not horrid either if you see it as a coming of age teen melodrama.

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 05, 2018

Lady Bird, as she prefers to be called, is a very turbulent teenage girl who is ready to apply for colleges. She is free-spirited and will go against everything that her mother says, even though she loves her. Her mother on the other hand, is doing her best to keep the family afloat after her husband loses his job and she becomes the sole provider for the household. Raising children is not easy, yet this movie showcases the mother-daughter relationship in a very honest and loveable way. I would rate this coming of age film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who has someone like Lady Bird in their life. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

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63shsailor
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.

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duane767
Jun 19, 2018

Entertaining, relateable, real, modern...pretty good all around movie. The mother's drive away from the airport is the picture of most to every parent that has had to give their child away at one point in their life or another.

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beyardoe
Jun 17, 2018

Boring!! Watch something else. I turned it off 5 minutes into the movie.

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voisjoe1_0
Jun 16, 2018

The tale of a Catholic teen-age girl living in conservative Sacramento, California (I don't know too much about it Sacramento, but I get the feeling that Sacramento and Catholic is about as conservative and stifling as you can get). She has the desire to fly away, thusly renaming herself Lady Bird. I'm wondering if she will have to struggle to adjust to the freedom and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the East Coast where she wants to fly to.

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sandu
Jun 13, 2018

Boring , nothing of a movie . So lackluster . Potential that led nowhere .

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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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