Lady Bird (DVD)

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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.

Product Details

Barcode
6009709162426
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Aug 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Studio
Universal Pictures
Runtime
94 min
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Lady Bird
Release Year
2017
Running Time
93 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Coming Of Age / Family Life / High School Experiences / Self-Discovery / Teenage / Teenagers
Synopsis
This coming-of-age tale set in 2002 Sacramento centers on Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan), an eccentric teenager who prefers to go by the name "Lady Bird." Over the course of her senior year of high school, Lady Bird deals with the pangs of first love and clashes with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) over her plans for the future. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig, who loosely based the story on her own life. Tracy Letts, Timothee Chalamet, and Lucas Hedges co-star.
Cast & Crew
Director
Greta Gerwig
Star
Tracy Letts / Laurie Metcalf / Saoirse Ronan
Co-Star
Timothee Chalamet / Kristen Cloke / Beanie Feldstein / Bayne Gibby / Lucas Hedges / Stephen Henderson / John Karna / Danielle MacDonald / Laura Marano / Jake McDorman / Christina Andrea Offley / Jordan Rodrigues / Odeya Rush / Marielle Scott / Lois Smith / Bob Stephenson / Daniel Zovatto
Screenwriter
Greta Gerwig
Composer
Jon Brion
Director of Photography
Sam Levy
Music Director
Michael Hill / Brian Ross
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"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 (31 Oct 2017, )
Chicago Sun-Times
"It is smart without being smug, insightful without being condescending, funny without being mean-spirited and genuinely moving."
Richard Roeper (9 Nov 2017, )
Entertainment Weekly
"There's so much loopy, true-to-life charm in Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut....Saoirse Ronan’s Lady Bird is exactly the kind of young heroine to make it new..."
Entertainment Weekly Staff (30 Dec 2017, )
Film Comment
"Metcalf and Ronan create a completely believable mother-daughter dynamic, where bickering over clothes-shopping morphs into monstrously personal arguments at the drop of a hat."
Sheila O'Malley (1 Nov 2017, )
Hollywood Reporter
"Snappy, spirited and shot through with the pangs and pleasures of leaving childhood behind, LADY BIRD is a sharp-witted solo first feature by actress and now writer-director Greta Gerwig."
Todd McCarthy (5 Sep 2017, )
Los Angeles Times
"As warm as it is smart -- and it is very smart -- LADY BIRD marks actor/screenwriter Greta Gerwig's superb debut as a solo director and yet another astonishing performance by star Saoirse Ronan."
Kenneth Turan (1 Nov 2017, )
New York Times
"[I] you pay the right kind of attention to LADY BIRD -- absorbing its riffs and digressions as well as its melodies, its choral passages along with its solos and duets -- you will almost certainly love it. It’s hard not to."
A. O. Scott (31 Oct 2017, )
RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Hardly a false step is taken by Greta Gerwig in her semi-autobiographical script....There is a special authenticity here that can’t be denied."
Susan Wloszczyna (2 Nov 2017, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Screenwriter Greta Gerwig, in a spectacular solo directing debut, has carved a brilliantly hilarious and heartfelt script out of her own teen life....All that's left is blunt honesty..."
Peter Travers (31 Oct 2017, )
The Atlantic
"LADY BIRD isn’t a movie about any searing issue; it’s just a wonderful, rare character study of a young woman figuring out her identity, and all the pitfalls that follow."
David Sims (2 Nov 2017, )
The Guardian
"[I]ts joyful, forward-rushing narrative rhythm captures the feeling of adolescence ending before it has barely begun."
Simran Hans (18 Feb 2018, )
USA Today
"[A] quirky, hilarious but also surprisingly deep journey about finding one’s own identity while transitioning out of childhood."
Brian Truitt (26 Dec 2017, )
Variety
"[I]’s the kind of modest, miraculous low-budget gem that takes on a life of its own."
Peter Debruge (4 Sep 2017, )