Lady Bird

Lady Bird

DVD - 2018
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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
Publisher: [Santa Monica, California] :, Lions Gate,, [2018]
Edition: English dialogue only versionSpanish subtitled version
Branch Call Number: DVD Lady
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 93 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby digital 5.1, rda
DVD, NTSC, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: Lady Bird (Motion picture)


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List - 2018 Oscars
JCLCaitlinT Mar 09, 2018

* Best Picture
* Best Director (Greta Gerwin)
* Best Actress in a Leading Role (Saoirse Ronan)
* Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Laurie Metcalf)
* Original Screenplay

Nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf) and Original Screenplay

JCLZachC Feb 15, 2018

A very touching, and often-times hilarious coming-of-age story about Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson as she tries to find her path through the world. Surprising amount of hair-raising moments, but not in a scary, horror way, you will just be shocked at the audacity of Lady Bird's spirit.

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Aug 08, 2018

I am amazed at the many negative and/or lackluster reviews of this movie. Ronan was great as the main character, as long as we recognize that Lady Bird is an uncertain teenager, not the fountain of all wisdom. In addition, her boyfriend in the movie (Kyle) is kind of an immature pretentious jerk (see: Zinn, hand-rolled cigarettes, prom, et cetera). The relationship between Lady Bird and her mother was well-performed, even if the communication is frustrating. I think some reviewers might have missed the point about Sacramento (or anyone's hometown, for that matter): you may want to escape, but it'll still be part of your heart. Let's call this movie: 4 out of 5 stars.

Jul 31, 2018

Like others have mentioned, this movie was definitely overrated, following a rebellious high school girl who has arguments/problems with her family (mostly her mom). She goes through things and learns lessons from mistakes that most of us have probably made at one point or another. I enjoyed it mainly because of the likeable cast, but not the story-line.

Jul 30, 2018

My friend and I couldn't watch more than 15 minutes of this movie.
I found young girl obnoxious, with useless, cliche parents.
Really was looking forward to seeing it, what with the hype prior to the Academy Awards.

Jul 25, 2018

On of the major subplots in Lady Bird - a movie that is nothing but subplots - is the cliche story in which a teenage girl sacrifices an established friendship in pursuit of popularity, only to ultimately realize her mistake. Incredibly, this is one of the few things in the film that feel lazy or inauthentic. The result is a coming-of-age story that is genuinely heartfelt, genuinely affecting, and genuinely surprising.

Jul 20, 2018

I found this to be pretty underwhelming, I felt like I've seen this sort of thing before but done better in other films. A nice effort from Greta Gerwhig on her first feature but I'd have to say it was a swing and a miss.

LPL_SarahM Jul 17, 2018

This one really hit home for me. I thought it was terrific.

Jul 16, 2018

Not a comedy! Should be shown to all juniors in high school. This was really real BUT not a comedy. Factual. Fascinating. Yes, some of us have mom's like that.

Jul 05, 2018

First of all Saoirse Ronan is suberb and is carving out a very nice career. Secondly, this is another film that gives audiences a bait and switch when it comes to theatrical trailers and hype. The movie was sold as a comedy with the funniest scenes (Ronan jumping out of a car) shown in trailers. The movie is a comedy, just not a slapstick comedy, but instead a young adult flick that reads like a Judy Blume novel. Not that it is bad, just not as advertised, hence all the negative reviews. This movie is purportedly based on director Greta Gerwig's experiences as a misunderstood teen. Ladybird is funny because seen with cynical adult eyes we know that for all of Lady Bird's attempts to explore her creativity, leave her humdrum town and rage against her mother, she will conform, get a job and become one of the middle class. This ironic bit of laughing at ourselves through Lady Bird and thinking of all the ways we tried to be different when we were young is what generates the humor. Not a great film, but not horrid either if you see it as a coming of age teen melodrama.

Jul 05, 2018

Lady Bird, as she prefers to be called, is a very turbulent teenage girl who is ready to apply for colleges. She is free-spirited and will go against everything that her mother says, even though she loves her. Her mother on the other hand, is doing her best to keep the family afloat after her husband loses his job and she becomes the sole provider for the household. Raising children is not easy, yet this movie showcases the mother-daughter relationship in a very honest and loveable way. I would rate this coming of age film 4.5/5 stars and recommend it to anyone who has someone like Lady Bird in their life. @The_Reviewer of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jun 20, 2018

Overrated, and disappointing considering it was nominated for several Oscars. I watched it because of the nominations. A self-centered teenager with working class parents, evolved during the movie into a self-center high school graduate. While Sacramento can be a dull town, I lived there once, it deserved better than the constant condescension it received in this movie. Borrow something else.

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May 11, 2018

Greta Gerwig in Wiki:

Early life
A native of Sacramento, California, Gerwig is the daughter of Christine (née Sauer), an OB-GYN nurse, and Gordon Gerwig, who worked for a credit union on small business loans. She is close to her parents and they make an appearance in Frances, Ha as her character's parents. She has an older brother, a landscape architect, and sister, a manager at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. She has German, Irish, and English ancestry, and was raised a Unitarian Universalist. She attended St. Francis High School, an all-girls Catholic school in Sacramento. She has described herself as having been "an intense child." She showed an early interest in dance, and had intended to complete a degree in musical theatre in New York, but ended up graduating from Barnard College with a degree in English and philosophy. Outside of class, she performed in the Columbia Varsity Show with Kate McKinnon.


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May 11, 2018

Many inquiring and humorous quotes have been posted in IMDb. Many thanks to the contributors. The first quote listed in the site hits the spot on the relationship between many teens and their parents (added three lines* for full context):
Lady Bird: I wish that you liked me.*
Marion: Of course I love you.*
Lady Bird: But do you like me?*
(Conversation continued as the first quote in IMDb page)
Marion: I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.
Lady Bird: What if this is the best version?


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