Review | Lady Bird

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This girl really hates Sacramento, so she endeavors to get into an East Coast school, as much to get away from her family as anything else.

Review 2017 by Flytrap

Lady Bird

Written by: Greta Gerwig

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Beanie Feldstein, Odeya Rush, Timothée Chalamet, Lucas Hedges, Lois Smith, Stephen Henderson
Complete cast and crew here

Rated R
Running time: 93 Mins

Because she wants to go, “where the culture is”, she refuses to accept going to a college her family can afford and decides to apply to Yale and Columbia, etc. Her mother rightly wonders how she raised such a snob?

Yet another teen-coming-of-age story with an annoyingly self-centered adolescent who manages to piss off everyone around her, while she flits around, doing nothing very astounding or essential. There is little anticipation or tension, just lots of friction, which is the substitute for any real drama. The plot just meanders through random encounters until it peters out with the the inevitable epiphany at the end.

However, I will give some kudos to the performances of Ronan and Metcalf, as both are outstanding, especially Metcalf. They manage to inject some life into the otherwise dreary and dragging plot.

I cannot really recommend this one, in spite of all the other accolades that enticed me to go see it. At least there are no post-credit scenes.

Flytrap rating: 6/10

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