Watch Lady Bird full movie online free – I thought this was just another coming-of-age drama, but it was much more than that. Lady Bird is funny, it’s romantic, it’s heartbreaking, and it’s beautiful. Every character is well developed, not one is left behind. The writing is so perfect, and the performances are even better. Saorsie Ronan give an incredible performance and my boy Timothee Chalamet shows up, but I hate his character in this movie because he’s a little punk. Please watch this movie. This movie will make you smile and it’ll make you cry, everything about it is just so perfect!
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Lady Bird review by SnoopyStyle – love and attention
It’s 2002 Sacramento. Christine MacPherson (Saoirse Ronan) demands to be called Lady Bird. She has a combative love hate relationship with her hard-working mother Marion (Laurie Metcalf). Her father (Tracy Letts) is struggling. Lady Bird is desperate to go to college in New York despite her mother’s money concerns. She has a crush on Danny who is surprised that she actually lives on the other side of the tracks. She abandons her best friend Julie to get close to rich girl Jeanna and rich slacker musician Kyle.
Greta Gerwig brings a personal touch to the mother-daughter relationship and her home town of Sacramento. There is a warmth to their verbal combat. There is real heart to their portrayal. There is biting humor and quirky gentleness. There are real insights into the mother daughter connection. Only one scene troubled me. Saoirse dials up the “Please talk to me” scene to eleven when a nine would be more heart-breaking. I see the emotional push but it gets too manufactured in that one scene. Overall, this is an outstanding film with some great laughs.
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Lady Bird review by Semisonic – A teen’s life, in all its annoying realism
Fighting with your parents over your freedom to decide for yourself, struggling with financial difficulties, trying so hard to impress others to actually feel like people care about you and pay attention, doing the stupidest things out of fear of being rejected otherwise.
These things, and a million of other ones, are what an almost grown up human being’s life is about. Well, maybe not everywhere and not for everyone, but most of us could surely relate to what Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson goes through. What Saoirse Ronan did to her character is no small feat. With her porcelain doll beauty and those pale blue eyes, she goes out of her typical closed and emotionally restrained character and becomes someone who yells and screams and laughs and cries and breaks things on screen, making Lady Bird so intense that it’s unbearable at some points.
Making the character of Lady Bird so intense and hard to handle is probably both the film’s best feature and its most serious flaw. In all the multitude of coming-of-age movies, the kid characters are mostly childish and they do dumb things often – but then some uncanny wisdom comes upon them and they grow up in our eyes and suddenly become reasonable and – let’s be honest about this – tolerable at last. Lady Bird takes a slightly different road of dropping that sugarcoating and leaving Christine what she is – conflicted, hysterical, inconsistent and, damn, annoying! Just like the character of Christine’s mother struggles to write her a letter and to choose words that would both be kind and ring true, so does the audience have a hard time accepting Lady Bird’s edgy self. I certainly found it hard to do.
It’s curious why we people love the coming-of-age stories. The kids watch them to see that someone does understand and does care about who they are, to see someone else who’d tell them that they are not alone. And we adults watch them to seek hope that those chaotic and erratic creatures we once gave birth to are indeed our kin and that sometime soon you’d get on the same page and would be able to actually talk to each other like responsible people.
In terms of promising the older generations a magical realm in which their progeny will be delivered to their hands all mature and stuff, Lady Bird isn’t too reassuring. Nor does it promise us that kids secretly understand everything and it’s just a lack of communication – because it’s just not true. But there’s one thing about this story that redeems all the facepalm moments you experience watching those kids do their kid stuff. That, just like the kids are not alone in their struggle, so aren’t their parents. So there’s no reason to blame the world on yourself and drown yourself in guilt and anger begotten by it – ’cause you’re no more guilty than the other guy.
So, if you have a bird you love – just set it free, and if it loves you back, it will return some day and somehow.
Lady Bird review by Breheneyjames – A sweet, heartwarming coming-of-age tale.
‘Lady Bird’ is written and directed by Greta Gerwig and stars Saoirse Ronan as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson. “Lady Bird” is name she gave herself as a rebellious act against her mother Marion played wonderfully by Laurie Metcalf. Lady Bird even remarks near the end film that ‘some people won’t believe in God but they’ll just accept a name given to them by their parents’. Ronan’s title character is one of the most rebellious and defiant lead characters of the year topped only by Frances McDormand’s Mildred Hayes in ‘Three Billboards’. It’s very entertaining and at times poignant to watch her verbally spar with her mother over something as tedious as straightening a bed cover in a hotel room. This is testament to both the cast and Gerwig’s script which keeps things feeling fresh and new in every scene.
Although I do like this film I don’t quite love it like most people do and all the enormous praise it has received over the past few months as lead to being considered one of if not the best film of the year. For me it’s not quite up there although it was very pleasant and entertaining to watch. There is a great sense of place present in the movie and it’s clear that Gerwig and her title character really do actually love Sacramento as the latter begins to realize when speaking with a nun (Lois Smith) at her school towards the end of the film.
The movie has a great ensemble cast including Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges and Timothee Chalamet who all give decent turns as their respective vital characters. However, it really is carried by Ronan and Metcalf and the best moments are when they are sharing scenes together. It is crazy to think that Ronan who is good in literally everything is on her third Oscar nomination with this film. But then again considering the talent she has maybe it’s not crazy at all but expected. So all in all, ‘Lady Bird’ is a sweet, heartwarming coming-of-age tale that pulls you in with its intriguing script and keeps you their with its magnetic performances.
Lady Bird review by Gabriel Marinho – What happens after school?
The omnipresent efervecence in the senior year is perfectly portraited in a simple, smart and dinamic coming-of-age story. The emotion transmitted in this movies isn’t quite something you can put in words, if you’ve been through your teenage years you’ll understand it, if you haven’t, you will someday. The discoveries, the choices, the arguments, the parties, all the experiences that happen in that short period of time, culminate in completely exuberating (or desperating) days when they’re brought toghether with an emancipating mind. Lady Bird, Christine’s self-given name expresses exactly how her mind works, she wants her own life, simple as that. The reference to a flying bird may represent her desire into moving to New York, studying art and principally, getting out of her hometown, Sacramento, California. Saoirse Ronan gives probably the best work she’s ever given, all of the anger and self-assurance is perfectly visible, quite violent sometimes, of course as teenage is in it’s true form, brutal. It is really admirable that Greta Gerwig was able to put so much brutality in a delicate indie movie. This is not a film made to visually impress, it’s just a story, told with a camera, with the humility necessary to make a movie like this. I dare to say we’ll hear a lot from Greta in these next years, about stories that have the emotional appeal that is necessary to make us appreciate the days we are given, beacause as we’re pretty well shown, they will change, and we will need to adapt to a new life. This movie proves that a decided woman can do whatever she wants, because after all, this movie is about the transformation of a girl into a woman, in it’s true meaning.
Lady Bird review by austin0731 – Interesting and unconventional coming of age story
Lady Bird has got to be one of the most interesting and unconventional coming of age stories, it is a story of rebellion, the search for self identity and love. While common conventions in teenage dramas and coming of age tales, Lady bird does so in a smart and interesting way that results in a film both amusing and heartwarming.
The film features the themes of self identity in the character of Lady Bird, portrayed wonderfully by Saoirse Ronan. From the get-go we see her as a character who hates the place she lives, Sacramento and imagines herself in a different life somewhere more ‘cultured like New York’. It’s that sense of furthering herself and finding who she is that drives the actions of the character throughout the film. Saoirse Ronan portrays Lady bird in a fearless, fierce and even ‘badass’ way that really adds the heart and layer to the film when eventually that person almost dissolves and we understand the character on a deeper level.
Of course, this is also a film about love and more specifically the concept that love is attention. The core relationship between lady bird and her mother Marion played by Laurie Metcalf is the central love story of Lady bird. The attention and care that they give to each other that may seem toxic from an outsider’s perspective versus the authenticity of the love and care that we as audiences also witness through the characters’ own perspective. The small moments where no words are spoken yet they understand the needs of each other, such subtle details make this concept work and allows for the audience to really resonate with the authenticity of the film’s portrayal of love between mother and daughter.
Overall, Lady bird was a very interesting exploration of the genre and a discussion about the teenage years as the years of exploration, experimentation and the search for self identity. But also the message that regardless of what happens there is always the anchor in the form of your home/families that was beautifully established here via the relationship of lady bird and Marion.
Lady Bird review by Lasttimeisaw – a rewarding, uplifting and funny passion project equipped with heart, brain and felicity
One year ago, no one on the earth could have foretold that the next female Oscar BEST DIRECTOR nominee would be Greta Gerwig (the fifth overall after Lina Wertmüller, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigeolow, the only winner), not even Ms. Gerwig herself, if I may presume, yet, miracle transpires in the form of LADY BIRD, Gerwig’s solo feature directorial debut (previously she co-directed the Independent Spirt Awards nominated mumblecore NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS 2008 with Joe Swanberg), an effervescent coming-of-age story takes place in her hometown Sacramento.
Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Ronan) is a senior student in a Catholic high school, the film roughly covers her last year before starting her tertiary education, “Lady Bird”, a named given to her by herself, has a headstrong streak written in her genes, like gazillions of other pubescent spirits peopled around our globe, she revolts against her quibbling mother Marion (Metcalf), and at the same time, desperately seeks for the latter’s validation, she wants her mother to like her (as a person), not just love her (because she is her daughter), a sagacious point poignantly reverberates with audience in its universality and intimacy, and the truth is, there are many such sensible touches populated in Gerwig’s stimulating script, which can be partially accounted for LADY BIRD’s runaway success, because empathy and amenity are like ambrosia, really as scarce as hen’s teeth under the designation of “chick flick”.
Lady Bird embraces the “me against the whole world” scenario with brio and chutzpah, throwing back talk both at home and at school in order to snatch the evanescent one-upmanship, and makes erroneous choices in her romantic quests, both Danny (Hedges, unexpectedly versatile in projecting a tenderness that is contrarian to his braggadocious Oscar-nominated turn in MANCHESTER BY THE SEA 2016) and Kyle (Chalalmet, what a killjoy!) are anticlimactic episodes, the one with whom she attends the high school prom is actually her best friend Julie (Steffans), romance is transitory, but friends are for life, another lesson learned after her inept hobnobbing with the popular (yet vacuous) gal Jenna (Rush) in order to catch the attention of the cool boy Kyle.
All in all, the most intense bond is of course, the familial one, on her pursuance of severing the umbilical cord, Lady Bird eventually comes to terms with her christened name, her modest, imperfect family, her benevolent and supportive father Larry (a heartwarming Letts) is laid off and has been combating depression for a long time; her double-shift engaged nurse mother Marion’s constant nitpicking just mirrors her own apprehension that she couldn’t help her daughter to become the best version of herself in spite of the fact that she has maxed herself out. TV and stage veteran Laurie Metcalf is given a rare opportunity to shine on the bigger screen to epitomizes an ordinary mother’s broader spectrum of parenting angst and she kills it, not just in that tear-jerking car-roving moment.
Time and again, Saoirse Ronan vanishingly conceals her ethnic traits and flawlessly transmogrifies herself as a flawed American teenager in this Bildungsroman, a fiery but sensitive, opinionated yet good-natured girl who only finds what home and family means when she finally flutters away on her own. Greta Gerwig’s LADY BIRD is a rewarding, uplifting and funny passion project equipped with heart, brain and felicity, one simply hope these fantastic characters will be kept in Gerwig’s next directorial outing, as we are compelled to wonder what will happen next to the extraordinary Lady Bird and her family.
Lady Bird review by Geekyfox – This is a story of a girl
This is a story almost every girl can relate to. A story about growing up, love, mum-dramas and friendships. And putting it all together, it made a film of finding yourself and lessons life teaches.
With this delicate touch of humour and very likeable characters it is a dreamy piece of cinema, performed by very young director who proudly represents women in this year’s directing category. Crossed fingers for Greta although my heart belongs to del Toro (The Shape of Water in next part). She is also responsible for the screenplay, which is based on her own adolescence, according to what I’ve read somewhere.
Anyway, Lady Bird is a smartass, who is brave enough to dream outside her small world of Sacramento. She fights for her future even when the whole world doesn’t believe she could win. This is a film of finding values in life and searching for a place. Furthermore, it is not so heavy like other Best Pictures. It is fun to watch, to breath a little and maybe just remind yourself about your own high school. The humour here is situational and very subtle.
What brings a lot to this film are also actors. Saoirse Ronan is expectional, which is a great compliment from me (The Host was lame). However this category is very strong this year, she did deserved her nomination. The background is very strong, too, though. Laurie Metcalf is a mom having all these mother values and flaws. She is a strong woman who fights her best for her children. It is a year for mums, right?
Some good small characters played by Timothee Chalamet (nominated for Call Me By Your Name) or Lucas Hedges (also in Three Billboards) are also noticeable. Everyone has a personality, everyone has a meaning. It is not just empty background to fill up the film. Sacramento is living on its own.
My sort of favourite is Beanie Feldstein (picture below). She didn’t have such glamorous acting past but I enjoyed Julie very much. I wish her luck and more good roles in the future.
Lady Bird review by Billymeachen – Sacremento could be anywhere
The mother and daughter dynamic in this film is something I related to deeply in the context to the relationship I have with my father, this may have lead to me being a little bias in the affect the film goes for. Regardless, I must say, this is the best coming of age film I have seen in a long time. It has both as humbling scenes as it does tear shedding ones and throughout many of the situations and themes highlighted create this idea of being content with what you’re given in life. You could argue that this is the “rich-people’s problems” of melodramas, however, I would argue that as someone living in a border-line middle class family, that this reflects many people out there. The film highlights themes of, being outdated and replaced as well as, coming to terms with growing and accepting those who care for you. The one major detractor I would say the film has is a sub-plot whereby Lady-Bird tries to be part of the ‘cool kid’ group and has it come to spite her in the end. Overall though, I would say that as this film had such a personal effect on me I would highly recommend it to anyone. And like I said, you might possibly feel like you’re living in the dull town of Sacremento too.