Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Lucas Hedges, Laurie Metcalf
Director: Greta Gerwig
Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes
Comedy | Drama | 2017
It amazes me how I can watch two separate movies i.e. Lady Bird and Darkest Hour just days apart, but feel like one is longer than the other when it’s really not. Lady Bird was like this. With a run time of only an hour and a half, it falls shorts by a half hour when compared with Darkest Hour, which I watched the night before. However, I felt like Lady Bird was just never ending. Does anyone know what makes some movies seem longer than others? I would suspect that I just enjoyed one more than the other, but I also suspect that perhaps it has something to do with the Direction of the film.
For Lady Bird, it’s a film about a young girl coming of age. Dealing with parents, boyfriends, friends, while trying to discover who she is and what she really wants. That being said, it’s not usually the movie I go for. You may remember when we watched Edge of Seventeen. Loved Hailee Steinfeld but wasn’t a fan of that movie. Now, Lady Bird is way different than that movie. It’s actually good and not dramatically driven.
Saoirse Ronan plays Christine a.k.a. Lady Bird, a senior at an all girls Catholic High School. She wants a boyfriend, so she goes and gets a boyfriend… Lucas Hedges. And then there’s the relationship between Lady Bird and her parents. Her mother is played by Laurie Metcalf. She is hard on Lady Bird, but deep down you know that she loves her daughter.
For the most part, the film was slightly funny. And I would have to agree that Metcalf is great as the mother in this film, and deserves the Oscar nomination. Other than her though, a lot of the acting falls short and seems stale for this particular movie.
Overall, I didn’t hate Lady Bird, but I didn’t exactly enjoy it either. All the things I’ve heard about the film going into it I think really hyped up my expectations. I’m going to stay on the fence here with an Okay/Liked It rating… sorry I can’t choose for this one. It happens sometimes right? (3.5/5).
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