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Lady Bird (2017)

US 93m, Colour
Director: Greta Gerwig; Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Lois Smith

Lady Bird is a coming-of-age dramatic comedy about a senior student at a Catholic high-school who hopes to escape her hometown by getting accepted to a liberal university in the northeast. At odds with her mother, and even her best friend, the self-named “Lady Bird” is a pretentious character who is almost as stubborn and unlikable as her mother. Contrary to the gushing praise that this film has received, and suggestions that Gerwig has delivered fresh insights into the genre, I am at a loss to see anything new or especially interesting in this film (Klaus Ming February 2018).

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4 comments on “Lady Bird (2017)

  1. Paragraph Film Reviews
    03/02/2018

    Here here! I don’t think all of the critical acclaim helped the film (I was expecting a classic) but I also felt like I’d seen better versions of this story a hundred times before. Captures a time in someone’s life well enough, but BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE seem wildly misguided.

    • Klaus
      03/03/2018

      Yeah really! I’ve since had discussions with friends who suggested that they identified with Ladybird’s character. I was never a 17 year old catholic schoolgirl – so perhaps I missed some of the more nuanced aspects of this film 😉

      • Paragraph Film Reviews
        03/05/2018

        It just wasn’t made for us white metropolitan elite males that are part of the liberal media (blog counts, right?)!!

  2. Klaus
    03/06/2018

    ha, ha…something like that! 😉

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