Greta Gerwig is one of my favorite actors out there and I love seeing her on the big screen. She’s such a delight! “Lady Bird” is her directorial debut and it’s something to consider for the fall movie season.
Saoirse Ronan plays the titular character who is teenage girl trying to find her way through Catholic school in a small town. She has big dream, but she’s surrounded by small town minds.
“Lady Bird” is also part of this year’s New York Film Festival, so I’m happy to say that I’m going to be watching this movie early!
Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a portrait of an artistically inclined young woman (Saoirse Ronan) trying to define herself in the shadow of her mother (Laurie Metcalf) and searching for an escape route from her hometown of Sacramento. Moods are layered upon moods at the furious pace of late adolescence in this lovely and loving film, which shifts deftly from one emotional and comic register to the next. Lady Bird is rich in invention and incident, and it is powered by Ronan, one of the finest actors in movies.
The new movie stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. Written and directed by Greta Gerwig.
“Lady Bird” is a main slate movie during this year’s New York Film Festival from September 28 to October 15. It opens wide on November 10. Check out the movie poster below: