Lady Bird

Lady Bird

DVD - 2018
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"Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college"--IMDb.
Published: Santa Monica, California :, Lionsgate,, [2018]
Copyright Date: Artwork & supplementary materials, ©2018
©2017
ISBN: 9786317129665
6317129665
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA LAD
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 93 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.
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5.1 Dolby Digital
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Alternative Title: Lady Bird (Motion picture)

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hopesandoval
Jan 10, 2020

Lady Bird's boyfriend invites her to his grandmother's house for Thanksgiving. She is given a tour of the house, and when she sees a framed photo of President Ronald Reagan hanging on the wall in the parlor, she laughs, smirks and disrespects the President. Wow, what a surprise! This is what Hollywood liberals do, and I'm glad that comedian Ricky Gervais—at the 2020 golden globes—exposed and ridiculed them for the disgusting people that they are. And I'm sure that Sandra Bullock and Matt Damon think Harvey Weinstein (the lib's poster-boy) is really just a nice guy, if only you overlook his faults.

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ThomasJWhiting
Nov 27, 2019

VERY GOOD 2018 coming of age (high school) movie set in 2002. I was a but surprised that I would get engaged in it due to my, um, older age, but I did. I particularly enjoyed new for me Laurie Metcalf's performance as the mom and will be checking out more of her performances. The other performers were fine, too - as was the rest of the film production.

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VickyMac
Nov 24, 2019

Despite the poor ratings, I gave it a go and was pleasantly surprised. It's a good depiction of the difficult pull and push that often develops in a mother/daughter relationship. It's perhaps best appreciated by women who have lived through it and come to understand it when looking in the rear view mirror. The acting was excellent .

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ScorchingSun
Nov 15, 2019

On paper, it seems to have potential: a young girl's coming of age, search for love and feelings from family, friends and lovers.
What we get is aimless, pointless, disjointed storytelling with dramatically null characters.
The only one remotely interesting is the serene, self-deprecating father.

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eusebius
Sep 09, 2019

As uneventful a movie as you'll ever find. No, I don't need to see buildings blowing up, guns going off and pools of blood on the sidewalk, but I do need to see a story with a beginning, middle and end, which Gerwig is unwilling to give me. Maybe she got the idea from Kevin Smith, but the episodic story with no dramatic tension bores me. Chalamet is good as a snarky kid who's not as smart as he thinks he is. Laurie Metcalf as the mother does stellar work; really she's the only actor worth praising.

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mighty_mom
Aug 20, 2019

This movie is not for everyone. If you remember being a senior in high school, anxious to find your place in the world and to get away from home, and struggled with relationships (esp. with a parent), this will bring back a lot of memories. The acting of the mother and daughter was outstanding. The daughter is played by an Irish actress who pulled off an American accent very well. Like those high school years, there are heart breaks and highlights. Pretty well done!

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reginator_22
Aug 18, 2019

I just thought this movie was ok. Nice shots of Sacramento, and Laurie Metcalf was great as the mom. Some funny parts to it, but this isn't Juno. I just don't understand the hype and praise this movie received. I guess I have to watch it again.

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howiecat
Jun 25, 2019

Saw it the second time. It's worthy of seeing. Regardless of Academy Awards.

Quite a good indy flick featuring some fine performances.

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cadboy
Jun 01, 2019

One of the better movies I've seen over the last few years but if your idea of a good movie is the typical Hollywood blockbuster, skip this movie, it isn't.

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reginator_22
Aug 18, 2019

Violence: Standard 4 letter words being used.

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kpelish
Dec 04, 2018

Other: Drug use is portrayed as normal.

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reginator_22
Aug 18, 2019

Christine 'Lady Bird' McPherson: Are you and Mom gonna get a divorce over this?

Larry McPherson: No. We can't afford to.

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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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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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