Lady Bird


In order to show the world she’s not her mother’s daughter, a senior in a Catholic high school (Saoirse Ronan) takes the name Lady Bird. Her overworked and underpaid mom (Laurie Metcalf), the, can’t help but respond with her bitterly sharp tongue. The gifted actress Greta Gerwig (FRANCES HA, TO ROME WITH LOVE, JACKIE) makes her debut as a writer-director, coaxing superb performances that show the mother and daughter’s comic fury and mutual misrecognition. The wonderful Lois Smith and Tracy Letts provide superb accompaniment in a passionate, convincingly nostalgic work. (U.S, 2017, 93m)