Lady Bird – ★ ★ ★ ½ Review
Saoirse Ronan is one of my favourite actresses, in Lady Bird she plays Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a teen about to graduate high school and move on to college.
Okay, I’m really struggling to write these reviews lately. I saw Lady Bird in March, and it’s now November. I’m hitting a wall, and don’t know how to get through it. I used to find reviewing and blogging therapeutic and relaxing, but life has really beaten me up for the past few months. I haven’t had time to watch a movie in months, let alone review one, and I haven’t even had the desire to watch one. There are things I want to see. I want to see Life of the Party, I want to see Ant Man and the Wasp, and probably a lot of others too. Hopefully I’ll get to them. Hopefully I’ll review them too.
Here we go then, I’m going to struggle and try to get through this review. This is going to be tough for a while, because I don’t remember a lot of the key points anymore. Maybe point form is the way to go for a while…
- Enjoyed the movie, but thought it was really about nothing, but that’s not a bad thing. Well, it can be. I’ve found the last few movies Saoirse Ronan did to have been about nothing. Brooklyn, Lady Bird, and from what I can tell by the trailers On Chesil Beach too, all are movies just about life. There doesn’t seem to be a villain to defeat, or a big bad antagonist, the characters all just have to get through every day life. My only complaint is because I like Ronan so much, that I want to see her doing different things. Maybe I should just watch Hanna again…
- Laurie Metcalf was excellent as the mother, and I think was very deserving of her Best Supporting Actress nomination. I would have liked her to win, but that’s because I haven’t seen I, Tonya. I really like Allison Janney too, so I’m not upset that she won over Metcalf.
- Quite a bit of humour, quite a bit of drama. Relatable, and fun.
- Good dialogue and situations. The cast really worked well together, especially Ronan and Metcalf who delivered an excellent and very believable mother-daughter dynamic.
- Greta Gerwig wrote and directed and was nominated for an Oscar as Director and for the screenplay. I don’t know if the direction of the film was really Oscar worthy or not. I don’t know if her nomination was part of a movement to make the Oscars more diverse. To me the direction was nothing special. I guess when two of your cast are nominated for acting awards, you are either doing something right, or they just made it easier for the director.
If you’re a fan, or if you’re just looking for something good to watch, I’d say give Lady Bird a try.
Bottom Line: I got nothing right now.