Lady Bird

Lady Bird

DVD - 2018
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The adventures of a young woman living in Northern California for a year.
Publisher: Canada :, Distributed exclusively in Canada by Elevation Pictures Corp.,, 2018.
Copyright Date: ©2017
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (approximately 1 hr., 33 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, video, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
1.85:1 widescreen, rda
DVD, rda
video file, DVD, region 1, rda
Alternative Title: LadyBird [videorecording]

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List - Academy Awards 2018
mhplkeith Feb 26, 2018

Best Picture ~ Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan) ~ Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Metcalf) ~ Best Directing (Greta Gerwig)


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dlh1
Dec 11, 2018

I just wasted 91 minutes of my life watching this movie. It was like watching the highlight reel of a year in the life of a high school senior. Much of the dialogue was unintelligible (even the closed captioning couldn't keep up). I can't believe that there was so much hype about this movie for the Oscars (or I can believe it because rarely does a great movie actually win).

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kpelish
Dec 04, 2018

Laurie Metcalf and Saoirse Ronan excel in this mother-daughter coming-of-age tale. The rebellious and self-centered Saoirse is in her senior year at the local Catholic high school. She yearns to leave Sacramento's small-town atmosphere, her economically strapped family, and especially her mom. A perceptive nun suggests the theater as a way of channeling her frustration, which opens the door to dating, a new set of friends, and the possibility of college in the East.

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jimcrackmuthah1
Nov 18, 2018

There are many fine films that deal with this subject, this dimension. This one is drab. Though there is clearly intent from the actors, these are redundant portrayals of the classic characters found in this bend of cinematic realism. . Really nothing new or special. No Art. It's got the fingerprints of directoritis.

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singasong70
Nov 02, 2018

Don't know if it's wonderful or not, couldn't understand dialogue, no subtitles either, gave up.

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mr_chocolate
Oct 30, 2018

My partner and I stopped watching this film after about 25 minutes. Not interesting nor feeling like there was any point or justification to continue spending more time with this film.

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boykin1959
Oct 18, 2018

I do like cast for most part, I do agree that this film was over-rated. I was disappointed in the story line was very basic & predictable, which I dislike. It Left me bummed that I rented it.

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kombanveena
Oct 11, 2018

bad movie

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empbee
Oct 07, 2018

An overrated, boring movie with good performance.

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JOSEPH SARDO
Sep 25, 2018

I was intially drawn to the film by seeing a cross in the corner of the cover for the movie - and seeing in the soundtrack that Christian hymns were included. Being a Christian always moved by any movie that has a good meaning, this seemed like a good fit with a good premise. I must say I thought the movie would be better. That it wouldn't 'merely' be a sort of teen angst story, as touching as it was and as much as it did involve other meaningful characters, of course. I also didn't digest the quite rapid pace of the movie very well. I thought it was unique that it would have a tear-jerking scene than immediately switch gears to humour, but it didn't make for an ideal feel to the movie. All in all, I enjoyed the experience and certainly wasn't bored, but as I mentioned I think I felt the film held more promise than it delivered. Also I recommend checking out a Catholic bishop's review and commentary of the film by searching "Bishop Barron Lady Bird" on YouTube. I thought the strong presence of Catholicism in the movie was cool and am okay with a teenager's views not necessarily being pro-religion at that stage of her life, but as Bishop Barron mentioned - the peace of a church on Sunday morning ends up being something of a revelation for her towards the end. Man, I'm rusty at making good library reviews, lol. (My review of my review is that my writing was pretty spacy and pretty spotty. My attempt to plug my faith maybe threw off the rhythm. Now I might self-destruct from over-analysis. Peace!) :D :D

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reverendmike
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.

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jimg2000
May 11, 2018

Greta Gerwig in Wiki:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greta_Gerwig

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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kpelish
Dec 04, 2018

Other: Drug use is portrayed as normal.

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jimg2000
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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