“Lady Bird”

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It was 1998,  we still used cassette tapes and cellphones were only for “Beverly Hills 90210”.

For most of us, our senior year of high school  is balancing the joy of this “adulthood” that we were secretly terrified of, and our relationship with our mothers who are just as fearful.  Many days of frustration with Mom as we search our internal brain for our “independent identity”,  and many moments of childhood desires to make her proud. Leads to the moment where we fly the coup, and we realize all the sacrifices she made for us.

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“Lady Bird” captured poetically the relationship between a girl and her mother at the next major milestone in her life, the year before she flies from the nest. Similar to a love letter, this film makes you fall in love with the memory of your senior year of high school.

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Expect to see “Lady Bird” on several award nomination lists this year.  If it were us, we would suggest a nice Prom theme for one of your soirees.

From the desk of Dr. Metzger:

“Lady Bird” was not only a solid coming of age story about a teenage girl; it was accurate. The desire to literally fly from the nest, juggle a tumultuous relationship with your mom, try to have a romantic relationship and “be cool” at 18 is damn hard. There’s so much discovery and emotions at that turn of life and writer/director Greta Gerwig captured it perfectly. I had all the feels in this film (didn’t help that I was already having an emotional week). I was 17 when I left New York to come to Atlanta. I know the thrilling combination of excitement and fear that precedes new chapters. “Lady Bird” was on point. For a directorial debut, Gerwig knocked it out the park. I also have to give a very special shout out to Laurie Metcalf (Aunt Jackie from Roseanne). Her dramatic skills shined throughout the film.

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Morton: movie-tickets-300x211

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“Lady Bird” 

Directed by: Greta Gerwig

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Odeya RushTimothée Chalamet

Runtime: 1 hour, 34 minutes

 

 

Where we recommend you to watch? 

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