• My Rating: 75% 75%

Teen angst. It’s been done a million times. No, really, probably more than a million. From every Disney and Nickelodeon television show ever created, to all 50 years of Hollywood’s productions I’ve been around for. Some are more memorable than others. Perhaps If I was still in the age group, this one would resonate more. Lady Bird takes a look at all the things we’ve seen so many times, and make’s it real around a well-done tense relationship between strong willed mother and daughter. The situational cliches stacked up until I was sure that every one made its way into the film short of something really serious, like death. From wrong side of the tracks, to a closeted gay friend,  to bad teenage sex, to the drama of a college application process, to a dateless prom. There’s more. The list of what is missing (like a handsome but shallow jock) is probably shorter. This is a film I never would have watched had It not been among the best picture nominee list. What put it there? Really good acting from Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf. Some half-decent viewpoint twists on the cliche’s.  I almost cared about the main characters journey, but not quite. One critic gushes “The best movies about adolescence to come along in years.” This might be so, but with such a tired subject matter, it never did enough for me.

<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Lady-Bird-Blu-ray-Saoirse-Ronan/dp/B0788XVVWG/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&qid=1520187431&sr=8-3&keywords=lady+bird&linkCode=li3&tag=coqustsr-20&linkId=adf3e1ac43f5755d2cb9868daab8f2c3" target="_blank"><img border="0" src="//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?_encoding=UTF8&ASIN=B0788XVVWG&Format=_SL250_&ID=AsinImage&MarketPlace=US&ServiceVersion=20070822&WS=1&tag=coqustsr-20" ></a><img src="https://ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=coqustsr-20&l=li3&o=1&a=B0788XVVWG" width="1" height="1" border="0" alt="" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" />

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: