20 May 2018
This coming-of-age tale set in 2002 Sacramento centres on Christine McPherson, an eccentric teenager who prefers to go by the name 'Lady Bird'. Over the course of her senior year of high school, Lady Bird deals with the pangs of first love and clashes with her mother over her plans for the future. Covering semi-autobiographical ground the film is beautifully and sensitively realised. Ronan and Metcalf's sensational performances and Gerwig's sophisticated writing make it an incredibly personal, authentic and involving story and quite possibly a future classic.