Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
Directed By: Greta Gerwig
Written By: Greta Gerwig
Starring: Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird McPherson), Laurie Metcalf (Marion McPherson), Tracy Letts (Larry McPherson), Lucas Hedges (Danny O’Neill), Timothée Chalamet (Kyle Scheible), Beanie Feldstein (Julie Steffans), Odeya Rush (Jenna Walton), Jordan Rodrigues (Miguel Mcpherson), Marielle Scott (Shelly Yuhan), and more.
Genre: Comedy & Drama
Runtime: Approx. 93 minutes
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Original aspect ratio: 1.85:1
Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish
Audio Commentary with Writer-Director Greta Gerwig and Cinematographer Sam Levy
“Realizing Lady Bird” Featurette
I give the Lady Bird Blu-ray a B+.
My first impression of this Blu-ray was what year did this take place in? Are the characters the same age as me now? The music that they played in this film brought me back to the days when I was in high school. But, it actually takes place in 2002-2003.
I loved Saoirse Ronan performance in this film. I’ve seen her in other films but I think this might be her best. She plays Christine who wants to be called Lady Bird. She is a typical teenager who is strong, rebellious, wants to do things her way, and basically just trying to find her way. She attends a Catholic High school and has dreams of going out of state for college to get as far away from Sacramento as she can. Come to find out, she is also very much like her mother.
Throughout the film, Lady Bird finds her way. It seems like she puts herself in situations just to be rebellious and maybe somewhat be part of the crowd even though she was definitely her own person. My favorite part was toward the end of the film where she gets accepted to an out of state college but then realizes how much she loves her mom and the city of Sacramento (the place where she grew up). This is a coming of age story of finding oneself and I could definitely relate to her.
Catch Lady Bird out on Blu-ray, DVD, & Digital March 6th!