Lady Bird DVD Reviewed By Joseph Hoshino

The Premise
Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college.

The Review
When something makes its way to a dazzling 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes in an overtaking of Toy Story 2 as the best reviewed movie for that site, it must be pretty amazing. A few months later, it still holds an impressive 99% score.

Greta Gerwig steps behind the camera in her solo-directorial debut with some fantastic writing, bringing together what has become an award winner at the Golden Globes and now sitting on an Oscar nomination. As much as there is strong competition this coming March, this brilliant coming of age film has as much potential to crown the Best Picture award.  

Stepping into the shoes of Christine who prefers to be called by her “given name” Lady Bird, Saoirse (pronounced Sur-Sha) Ronan has perfectly taken on her portrayal of the young and dumb faults that so many of us bear in our youth. While we’d like to think we weren’t all that bad in our teenage years, most of us probably were in some way with Ronan being the spitting image of it all. All of that aside, she reminds us that even the most extreme and difficult teens can outweigh it with their many lovable qualities.

With Ronan being the bratty charm of this film, it’s Laurie Metcalf who’s heart of gold gives the story its much deserved warmth. In the role of a struggling mother to “Lady Bird”, you won’t be able to help but sympathise. She is simply kind and loving which always makes for an interesting play with Ronan.
The Verdict
Lady Bird is a brutally honest portrayal of struggles in teenage development through both a sensational and heartbreaking roller coaster of events with so many laughs along the way.
The Trailer
The Info
DVD Releases: 13th June 2018
Rating: R13 -  Contains Drug use, sex scenes & offensive language
Duration: 94 minutes
Genre:  Drama
Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Odeya Rush, Kathryn Newton
Director: Greta Gerwig (Debut)