What’s it about?
Seventeen-year-old Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) yearns to break free from her turbulent relationship with her mother and her cash-strapped suburban life.
What did we think?
If 2018 is the Year of the Woman, then certainly Lady Bird is the movie of the Year of the Woman. Writer/Director Greta Gerwig takes the well-trod trope of the coming-of-age tale and somehow makes it feel both comfortingly familiar and like we’ve never been there before. The humour and wit of Gerwig’s semi-autobiographical story mixes with the pain of a suburban adolescent existence to create a bittersweet dramedy brimming with honesty.