Written by Greta Gerwig, this is also her directorial debut, and is, perhaps semi-autobiographical. Starring Saoirse Ronan, Lady Bird is a delightful coming of age drama, set in 2002, that explores a teenage girl’s challenges at school and home, and in her relationships with friends, boys and quite poignantly – with her mother – played superbly by Laurie Metcalf. Christine insists on being called Lady Bird, and thinks her life will be better once she gets away from her hometown of Sacramento, and to a college that her parents can ill afford. Aspiring for a life on the better side of the tracks, as she sees it, Lady Bird is funny and strong-willed, stumbling along as she reaches out to find her place in the world. Already such an accomplished actress, this is yet another captivating portrayal from Saoirse.
Lady Bird | 15A | 1hr 34 mins | 2017