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Lady Bird delivers fresh insights about the turmoil of adolescence -- and reveals writer-director Greta Gerwig as a fully formed filmmaking talent.
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As teen movies go, it's supremely sophisticated, capturing and crystallising that moment in adolescence when it seems that life is at last about to start and the only place you want to be is elsewhere.
A gloriously funny and wistfully autobiographical coming-of-age comedy.
Gerwig finds a warmer part of herself when, unencumbered by any lab partner, she returns to her hometown with Lady Bird. One can only hope that, this time, she stays.
A heartfelt coming-of-age story that perfectly captures the bittersweet transition from adolescence to dawning adulthood...
"Lady Bird" is a deeply accomplished debut, as much a love letter to Gerwig's hometown as it is to awkward adolescence. It flies.
Lots of movies are set to be popping up in multiplexes, but few as wonderful as "Lady Bird."
This subtle and perceptive coming-of-age film announces Gerwig as a fully-fledged director whose career, I suspect, will be well worth following.
A beautiful movie that feels as honest as it should. Relationships had never been as powerful as they are portrayed here. [Full review in Spanish].
It's very well done and feels authentic and natural.
Even though some of the jokes are rather obvious, Lady Bird is hugely funny from start to finish, witty writing and sharp sight gags earning the steady stream of laughs one would expect from Gerwig.
It is here the film really shines, throwing a spotlight on a relationship that is so often complicated, and one that female audiences will find completely relatable.
Writer/director Greta Gerwig announces her presence with authority on this one, crafting a remarkable semi-autobiographical portrait of growing up that precisely captures a moment in time.
Quirky, funny, sad and true take on a certain stage of adolescence relying on great characters and actors, a fine choice of music. An all around pleasant experience. I would have had no issue with Gerwig taking the directing Oscar for this.
Good teen girl angst movie, but lead character kind of made me want to strangle her ??
It's easy to look at films like Lady Bird and think of it as being a pretentious piece of cinema, but there's so much explored under the surface here that makes almost every one of those arguments invalid. I may be slightly biased in terms of enjoying dramas like this, but I genuinely feel that many people will be able to relate to at least one aspect of this movie. This is the definition of an indie film making its way into the mainstream and I must warn that it's not going to be for everyone. Here's why I think you may just fall in love with this movie under the right circumstances.
Following a young woman as she awkwardly makes her way through her senior year of high school, Lady Bird explores popularity, family issues, jealousy, and numerous other issues that teenagers face on a daily basis, so if you go into this film having already experienced those years of your life, I guarantee there will be a section of this movie that you can relate to. This is what makes movies like this worth watching, at least in my opinion. It's really just a slice of life about a woman who goes by the alias "Lady Bird" throughout the majority of the film. There are many off-beat sequences and characters throughout this film that may turn many viewers off, but I believe they're saved by a tremendously committed performance by Saoirse Ronan.
Ronan's performances have always been highlights of every movie she chooses, and Lady Bird is no exception to that statement. Her interaction with her friends, family members, classmates, and teachers all felt incredibly realistic. There are moments where her lines of dialogue do feel scripted which took me out of a few moments, but her delivery is always incredible, so that makes up for the fact that you may feel like you're watching just any old indie film. Her performance makes this film soar, but I think the real star of the show is the editor.
The way this film's put together almost felt like a master had been at work for years on a passion project. The editing choices and the overall flow of each and every scene are truly what hooked me on this film more than I thought I would've been. Quite honest, the editor of this film played his own role in this movie, making a possibly boring aspect of the story unique to watch. The use of certain songs being played over and over again also became its own character in the story. Although this may not make it on my list for best films of 2017, I can truthfully say that Lady Bird is one of the more technically impressive films, even if not for effects.
In the end, Lady Bird didn't blow me away in terms of storytelling, but the way the film is put together impacted me greatly. That, along with terrific performances and a solid exploration of the psyche of teenagers, really had me applauding by the time the credits began to roll. Personally, I felt as though there were many aspects to love about this movie, but I can't see everyone having the same reaction as I did, especially average moviegoers who aren't used to out-of-the-box filmmaking.
As far as the story goes, many independent films have tackles this premise throughout the years, but it's all about how your film is presented and how it emotionally impacts its viewers, and I feel as though Lady Bird does that beautifully. The re-watchability isn't very present here, but it's a nearly flawless one-time viewing experience. Highly recommended to film fans.
Hilarious, moving, and truthful, Lady Bird is a pure gem -- featuring a great performance by Saoirse Ronan.
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