Take a look at the official trailer for Lady Bird, the coming-of-age comedy that marks the first picture as solo writer and director for actress/filmmaker Greta Gerwig.
Saoirse Ronan stars as Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson, a teenage girl who constantly clashes with her opinionated, strong willed-mother (Laurie Metcalf), who she’s more alike than she may realise.
The reviews have been raving so far, throwing kudos to Gerwig’s perceptive direction and screenplay, as well as Ronan’s standout performance. And it’s done well for a film of its size, too. Universal Pictures International is reporting that the film secured the best opening screen average of a limited release for the year in the US, with $93K at four locations. It’s currently in the top 10 at the US box office having taken $1.8m from just 33 locations.
Expect this one to have a nod or two come awards season.
Gerwig was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance in Frances Ha, which she co-wrote with director Noah Baumbach, and has an acting resume that includes Greenberg, Jackie and 20th Century Women.
Lady Bird, also starring Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson and Lois Smith, will arrive in Australia on February 15, 2018.
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.