17-year-old Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) dreams of escaping her hometown of Sacramento, California. During her final year in high school, she deals with the challenges of teenage life: romance, a part-time job, college applications. Meanwhile, Lady Bird’s relationship with her mother Marion (Metcalf) grows increasingly tense: they each have very different views on Lady Bird’s plans after graduation.

The solo directorial debut of Greta Gerwig is an absolute delight: a funny, warm-hearted and honest account of a year in the life of one American teenager. This coming-of-age tale is brought to life by some of the finest performances of the year: Ronan and Metcalf are superb, with excellent support from the likes of Tracy Letts and Lucas Hedges.

Winner, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globes 2018

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Golden Globes 2018

Winner, Best Screenplay, Film Independent Spirit Awards 2018

Winner, Best Actress, Irish Film and Television Awards 2018

★★★★★ “… moving and gloriously funny …” – The Guardian

 ★★★★★ “… a wholly wonderful film. … In short, only a cad could resist it” – The Irish Times

 Gerwig has tackled a popular genre — the coming-of-age movie — and moulded it thoughtfully, sensitively and emphatically to her own artistic sensibilities.” – Screen International

 

Nominated for 5 Oscars.

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