Il primo film di Greta Gerwig, attrice e musa del cinema di Noah Baumbach, fin da Frances Ha, sta riscuotendo un successo, non solo critico, che merita certamente la più benevola considerazione.
Il film, che ha vibrazioni autobiografiche, è interpretato da Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet.
Lady Bird ha debuttato a Telluride, prima di approdare ai festival di Toronto e New York.
Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, also appearing at this year’s Festival in On Chesil Beach) — affectionately known and self-proclaimed as Lady Bird — is an ambitious, bright, and precocious high school senior. Longing to break free of suburban Sacramento, she dreams of a different life full of east coast skyscrapers, Ivy League universities, and cosmopolitan culture.
With modest grades and no alumni connections to speak of, Lady Bird needs extracurriculars to beef up her college applications. Joining the drama club leads to new friends (sometimes at the expense of old ones), first loves, and a social life in full swing. Dealing with her critical mother and succeeding at math do not come as easily. With her dad recently laid off, her mom working double shifts as a nurse, and her brother and his girlfriend — Berkeley grads — working at the supermarket, she is keenly aware that post–high school life is no walk in the park. Old enough to appreciate what she has, but not always mature enough to show it, sometimes she just wants to go shopping for her prom dress rather than putting her clothes away.
Negli USA è distribuito dalla piccola, ma agguerrita A24. In italia sarà distribuito da Universal addirittura il 19 aprile prossimo (!!!). Questo è il trailer ufficiale: