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‘LADY BIRD” THE MOVIE REVIEW

I will review the movies now   My first one is “Lady Bird”

 

I just got from “Lady Bird” at Marina Theatre.  Greta Gerwig indie film actress takes the well well-worn coming of age dramedy format and fashions something fresh, funny and art from its familiar tropes.  Also delivers the good with knockout cast of accomplished veterans and newcomers.

Saoirse Roman plays Christine a senior in the Catholic High School in Sacramento who prefers be called Lady Bird.  Much of time she constantly carps on and can’t wait to escape the city for the East Coast especially New York to attend a prestige college like Columbia.  He family wants her near by like UC Davis   Unfortunately she has mediocre grades and failing family finances.

The parents are played by Tracy Letts and Laurie Medcalf, an early nominee for the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. The scenes between mother and daughter are awesome

She meets Danny played Lucas Hedges who was so good in “Manchester by the Sea”  He is tremendous as Danny and he has terrific voice in singing Sonheim’s songs in the high school musical,  There is a composited of Sondheim;s song that both Lady Bird and Danny sing. Also Timothee Chalament who is the love interest of Amrme Hammer in “Call Me Be Your Name”  He takes way Lady Bird virginity

So many moments tough out the film exude a sense of genuine reality, so delft is the execution by the writer/director which Greta Gerwig. She sprinkles scenes of great ingenuity and unexpected humor

I predict Saoirse Roman will get an  Academy Award Nomination.

 

 

 

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