lady bird movie review - Aussieboyreviews
CAN TEENS RELATE TO THE COMING-OF-AGE STORY IN LADY BIRD?
With an excellent cast and realistic themes, some teen viewers will certainly be able to relate to the mother-daughter relationship. Lady Bird is an amusing, engaging and mature coming-of-age comedy-drama.
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a 17-year-old girl deals with her relationships as she comes of age during her senior year in high school.
Director: Greta Gerwig
Cast: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Tracy Letts, Odeya Rush
Writer: Greta Gerwig
Release Date (Australia): 15 February 2018
Runtime: 94 minutes/1h 34m
Genre: Comedy, Drama
CONTENT GUIDE (WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS)
The film contains themes such as relationship disputes.
The film features several uses of the word “f**k” and two uses of the word “c**t”.
The film features several drug references and scenes of marijuana smoking.
There are brief images of male genitalia and full frontal nudity on a magazine.
The film contains references to masturbation and sex. The film also features a sex scene.
R (for language, sexual content, brief graphic nudity and teen partying)
Aussie boy's thoughts
A relatable and real coming-of-age drama-comedy highlighting a disagreeing mother-and-daughter relationship. Talented writer and director Greta Gerwig has designed and executed a masterpiece, and one that’s to feel relatable for teenagers and will bring back old memories for adults. Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a teenager living in Sacramento, California dealing with handfuls of relationship disputes and frustration to get into a good college during her senior year in high school.
Ronan delivers an exceptional, touching, particular and dramatic performance, with gifted Laurie Metcalf playing her debatable mother and elegant Lucas Hedges as one of her boyfriends. There’s no way the film’s characters could’ve been constructed, fixed and presented any better, which is why Gerwig is clearly a talented and underrated director/writer. For the 94 minutes that this movie takes up, you place your full care and heart towards the characters and their struggles.
Christine “Lady Bird” is dealing with the elements you’d see in any other coming-of-age teen movie, whilst her parents deal with finance and struggle. This film is about relationships, including the relationship between the character’s mother, father, friends, boyfriends and other loved ones. Despite there being many hilarious jokes from the beginning to finish, in the sense that it focuses on relationships and arguments, it’s difficult to see why the “comedy” genre takes way and is written before the “drama” genre.
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