Oscars 2018: Lady Bird in a nutshell

Lady Bird (2017)

Lady Bird, a sweet voice out of the chorus of this Oscars edition. A tremendous debut for Greta Gerwig.

Greta Gerwig‘s Lady Bird was presented at the Telluride Film Festival on September 1, 2017. Written and directed by Gerwig, this movie is an unofficial biography of her author. The Director is the fifth woman in Oscars history to be nominated for the best director award.

Synopsis (no spoilers)

Christine McPherson is a teenager going by the name of “Lady Bird”. She dreams of leaving Sacramento and her strong-willed mother to attend a New York City college. The problem is that with her grades, going to a public university closer to home would be a safer choice. Lady Bird must find a way to move out without breaking the heart of the people who care about her. Because dreams are made to be chased.

Just because something looks ugly doesn't mean that it's morally wrong (Christine)Click To Tweet

Lady Bird (2017): Christine and Julie

Lady Bird (2017): Christine and her best friend Julie

One-Breath Review

Delicate as only the heart of a teenager could be, Lady Bird is an outstanding debut for Greta Gerwig. She made a great movie out of a common story of a teenager who wants to leave home to see the world and has a difficult relationship with her mother. The power of normality made great by a well-done, emotional movie.  

I'm like Keith Richards. I'm just happy to be anywhere - Larry McPherson (Tracy Letts)Click To Tweet

Lady Bird (2017): Christine's mother

Lady Bird (2017): Christine and her mother

Will Lady Bird win the Oscar for Best Picture?

No, but… it could be a great outsider. Greta Gerwig is on the edge, her lead actress – Saoirse Ronan – offered a great performance and has a great career ahead. Probably this is not enough for the best picture but enough to give to Lady Bird a chance for the others awards and, more importantly, all the attention this movie deserves. Lady Bird is running for 4 more Oscars (Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Original Screenplay). Same as for Get Out, the best chances are for the original screenplay. Let’s see.

Fun Fact

Saorise Ronan didn’t wear any makeup. Her acne was real. The director believed that the right way to show a teenager was to let her be a real one. And she was right.


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Paolo Rizz
Paolo Rizz
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