Film Review & Podcast: “Lady Bird”

Posted: November 20th, 2017 | Filed under: Cinema, Film Reviews Podcast | No Comments »

One of the more fascinating of the new young actor/ actresses is Greta Gerwig.

There’s a transparency to her performances. She’s never quite exactly who she might appear to be.

And now we learn she can direct and write a screenplay.

“Lady Bird” features Saoirse Ronan as a senior at a catholic girls high school in Sacramento, California. She’s obsessed with the usual stuff, college, boys, hanging with the cool crowd and her mother, who simply doesn’t understand.

Yes, that’s all territory covered previously in hundreds and hundreds of teen coming of age films.

But none before with the precise emotions and resonating acuity of “Lady Bird.”

Ronan and Laurie Metcalf, who portrays her mother, are marvelous.

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