Winner of Best Picture and Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) by the New York Film Critics Circle
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In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. 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.
USA, 2017, 93 minutes, Rated R, Directed by Greta Gerwig
“Brilliantly hilarious and heartfelt…totally irresistible. A full-blown triumph and one of the year’s best films.”– Peter Travers, ROLLING STONE
“You will almost certainly love it. It's hard not to.”– A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“Gerwig's directorial debut is a joy from start to finish, a warm, generous snapshot of teenage vulnerability and exuberance.”– Lara Zarum, VILLAGE VOICE
“The kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own.”– Peter Debruge, VARIETY
“A lovingly observed, pitch perfect coming-of-age comedy, Gerwig's warm, astute account of the end of adolescence is a stunning solo debut.”– Christopher Machell, CINEVUE
“Lady Bird is something truly special: a coming-of-age comedy so funny, perceptive, and truthful that it makes most other films about adolescence look like little more than lessons in cliché.”– A.A. Dowd, AV CLUB