Lady Bird (2017) Directed by: Greta Gerwig Brief Synopsis: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California. ——————— Lady Bird is a really well made film and a very good directional debut feature length film for Greta Gerwig but I find it a bit overrated and cliché. First, the positives. I found some very funny parts in this film. From naming a star Bruce to slow-dancing to Bone Thugs N Harmony at a hoedown where everyone is dressed in denim coveralls, the movie definitely had charm and humour. I also very much liked the acting of everybody involved, especially Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalfe. The best thing about Lady Bird though, is the storylines going on around her. Her dad is dealing with depression after losing his job. Her mother obviously had issues with conceiving, which is why she adopted Miguel . Her first love turns out to be gay. Her best friend is in love with her teacher and possibly even her own step-dad. And I'm not sure if I got this next one correct, but it seemed to be hinted that the main priest from the school was suicidal. And this all brings me to my next point, the realism of the script. Because, despite all this shit that is going on, we are focused on the "dramas" of Lady Bird. Literally the main plotline is that Lady Bird wants to move to get away from her family. And this is so real because just like in this film, a lot of teenagers don't give a shit about anyone but themselves, don't care what is going on around them. Greta Gerwig made us experience that through Lady Bird and I give kudos for that. Now, the negatives. I found the movie to be boring at times. I love Saoirse Ronan but when the story was mostly her, I didn't really care. She did a great job acting but her character was written as an annoying teenager, probably deliberately mind you, but I couldn't connect with her. I also think her storyline is very cliche.