What is it about?
The tumultuous relationship between a coming-of-age girl and her mother during 2002 in Sacramento, California.
Who is in it?
Saoirse Ronan - "Lady Bird" McPherson
Laurie Metcalf - Marion McPherson
Tracy Letts - Larry McPherson
While shopping for a prom dress, Lady Bird and her mom once again get into a fight. After the spat, Lady Bird states, "I know you love me, but do you like me?".
Parish Priest: We're afraid that we will never escape our past. We're afraid of what the future will bring. We're afraid we won't be loved, we won't be liked. And we won't succeed.
Marion McPherson: Money is not life's report card. Being successful doesn't mean anything in and of itself. It just means that you're successful. But that doesn't mean that you're happy.
Lady Bird is a great, great, great film. It's a film that most can relate to in wanting to leave their hometown, in wanting more, in fighting with their parents - who they believe don't understand them, and of course, the appreciation in all of it.
I even more so believe this film is for all of those daughters out there who have that difficult relationship of love with their moms.
For me, what makes Lady Bird is awesome, besides the freakin' awesome performance of Saoirse Ronan is the the unique plat that blends ones love for their hometown and the want for more, with the pursuit of their dream, all wrapped in the fear of it all. Lady Bird is tremendous, and really is worth all of the Oscar buzz it's received.
Go watch it.