Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) 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. This movie 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.Written by
To prepare the cast and crew, Greta Gerwig gave them her old high school yearbooks, photos, and journals as well as passages written by Sacramento native Joan Didion. She also took them on a tour of her hometown. See more »
When Lady Bird leaps out of the car at the beginning of the film she has not undone, and is no longer constrained by, the shoulder harness seen in previous shots. See more »
SHOWN AT THE BEGINNING: "Anybody who talks about California hedonism has never spent a Christmas in Sacramento." -Joan Didion See more »
The Australian release was censored, after the original uncut version of the film was passed MA15+ uncut the distributor chose to remove use of the strongest language ('c**t') as well as a brief sexual image from a pornographic novel in order to obtain an M rating. This edited version was then released into theaters throughout Australia. See more »
Lady Bird. Superbly acted coming of age film about a stroppy 17/18 year old girl and her relationships with boys, friends, family and especially her mother. Told in a series of vignettes which could've been exasperating/dull in less safe hands than first time (I think) director greta gerwig. We saw it on Mother's Day and was nice to see lots of mums and daughters watching together. Well worth a watch though if you've neither been a mother or a daughter..... 7 and a half out of ten
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