Lady Bird - Teen Issues and More

Who says coming of age stories are passe? This Oscar-nominated film Lady Bird  is written and directed by Greta Gerwig which is also her direvtorial debut. The film is probably a great achievement for women as it was nominated for Best Picture and Best Director by the Academy Awards.

Lady Bird takes place in Sacramento with Christine "Lady Bird"  McPherson looking forward for liberal college beyond the usual. While she waits for her application, she continues to study as a high school student in an Catholic School. There is various moments of fun with the scenes that are similar to many high school experience, myself included.

This made it fun to watch and connects to the audience with its direct approach to issues, letting them expand into drama without doing so many movie elements, in short it is raw yet shot beautifully. Lady Bird is not the only one on the spotlight as the characters around her like Julie, Danny and Kyle with their own dramas in life which are subtly funny yet essential for the story.

Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges,  Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and  Lois Smith. Now showing exclusively in Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Deliberation time kids! 

Film summary: Not Another Deviant Teen Movie

Technical Effects: 3 out of 5 stars (Cinematography was nice yet it went with simple and direct shots which helps with story developments)

Plot: 4 out of 5 stars (High school stories are so unpredictable like teenagers)

Acting and Actors: 4 out of 5 stars (Saoirse Ronan is so charismatic with her portrayal here)

Pros:  Teen Issues, Colorful Characters
Cons: Boring Sacramento, 

Music and Soundtracks:  4 out for 5 stars (2000s music relates to me, yet the musical score immerses me the most)

Overall: Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars (It was a fun movie, a great drama comedy without pretensions just to make us laugh, indeed Oscar worthy)

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