Lady Bird Reviews
April 13, 2021
There are many films that try to remind older audience members how it feels to be young, albeit in a superficial way. It reminds us of the real struggles of adolescence while at the same time providing great insight into the challenges of parents...
December 5, 2020
Not only incredibly authentic - perhaps cringingly so - but also marginally profound, even as its scope stays strictly on the almost unsubstantial life of a teenager.
November 6, 2020
Lady Bird flies high on heartwarming yet tough honesty.
October 9, 2020
With Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig manages to take the old coming-of-age genre and make it feel refreshing with its authenticity and heart.
September 3, 2020
Greta Gerwig nails her solo directorial debut in this semi-autobiographical coming-of-age tale where Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf's mother-daughter scenes bleed with authenticity.
July 23, 2020
[It's] brought to fruition by a wonderful cast . . . namely Ronan and Metcalf, whose push-pull dynamic of blossoming and established worldviews encapsulate the insecurities of growing up.
July 3, 2020
Being witness to Lady Bird's growth is a beautiful experience. Not only are you enchanted by her story, but you also learn something about yourself. [Full review in Spanish]
July 2, 2020
There is something for all ages to identify with and you will find yourself torn between the generations, but ultimately feeling great affection for all of the characters. This film is a success because of the exceptional writing from Greta Gerwig.
July 1, 2020
[The film] is good, but overrated. Curiously, its faults are also overrated, in that many are characteristic of its genre.
June 27, 2020
The way Gerwig captures the stages of adolescence makes this coming-of-age film more honest than poignant. It shows that not only she is a good actress, but also a great filmmaker. [Full review in Spanish]
April 21, 2020
Marion and Lady Bird's bond is very real, strong, and complicated like many mother-daughter bonds tend to be.
March 30, 2020
Gerwig shows no hesitation over putting her character in unflattering situations. The laughs come hard, they come often, and they come from all directions.
March 30, 2020
A stupendously acted and immeasurably poignant ode to the realistic bonds and barbs of life as a high school senior.
February 21, 2020
I am awfully fond of it. This film isn't for me, but it doesn't have to be. Someone out there is going to see this film for the first time. Its heartfelt, goofy, and ever-so-slightly twee wavelength will seem to be made just for them...
January 28, 2020
Oscar-worthy performances, outstanding direction, great script (so real, raw and emotional) along with tremendous editing...
January 16, 2020
Gerwig deftly mines the family dynamics for laughs and emotion, sometimes in the same scene.
October 18, 2019
Taking the trip with [Lady Bird] is a joy, and the cast and filmmaker taking us there create a singular, authentic experience that will place Lady Bird on the list of most memorable, enjoyable coming of age films.
October 10, 2019
Lady Bird is a generous portrait from a writer/director/actress who knows something about authenticity.
October 3, 2019
... just like Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig is a creative force to be reckoned with.