Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird is one of the best coming-of-age films in recent memory. It’s a film where the more I think about it, the more I like it. Saoirse Ronan plays a senior in high school who’s eager to escape her humdrum life in San Francisco and make her way to an East Coast college. During her senior year, she falls in love, out of love, in love, out of love, and has various skirmishes with her mother (Laurie Metcalf). Gerwig never falls into clichés or goes overboard on quirk, leaving Lady Bird feeling authentic, genuine, and honest. I can’t wait for more people to see this movie.
I’m pleased to announce we’re giving away 15 admit-two passes to the Atlanta screening of Lady Bird. To enter for a chance to see the movie early and for free, send an e-mail to Collider.Passes@gmail.com with the subject line “LADY BIRD”. The screening is on Wednesday, November 8th at 7:00PM at Landmark Midtown Art, so please don’t enter if you think you’ll be unavailable. Multiple entries from a single person will disqualify all entries from that person.
Check out the Lady Bird trailer below. The film opens in Atlanta on November 17th and also stars Tracy Letts, Beanie Feldstein, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Lois Smith, and Stephen Henderson.
Here’s the official synopsis for Lady Bird:
In LADY BIRD, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.