In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.
During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Walt Disney World.
It's time for a young African-American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.
Christine "Lady Bird" MacPherson is a high school senior from the "wrong side of the tracks." She longs for adventure, sophistication, and opportunity, but finds none of that in her Sacramento Catholic high school. LADY BIRD follows the title character's senior year in high school, including her first romance, her participation in the school play, and most importantly, her applying for college. Written by
Greta Gerwig has said that she herself was the polar opposite of her lead character "Lady Bird" when she was growing up. She was strait-laced and not at all rebellious. See more »
A shot of a freeway sign in Sacramento showed an exit number. The movie takes place in 2002, which was the year California started numbering its freeway exits, but they started out on rural exits and made their way to urban areas a few years later, so no exit in a city the size of Sacramento would be numbered at this point. See more »
Nothing I'd Rather Be
Written by Ellis Clarance Taylor Sr., Marva Whitney (as Marva Ann Whitney)
Performed By Marva Whitney (as Marva W. Taylor)
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The ways we remember things and not how things were
One of the things this film does exceptionally well is give us a snapshot of the experiences Lady Bird has, while still filling each moment with so much meaning and emotion. This is not a film about a teenager actively going through the world, it is about being in your 30's and looking back at your teenage youth. Lady Bird does not rest on any single experience for very long and this is because when we remember our youth, we don't remember everything, and we don't remember all the sides to the story, we just remember how the door slammed and everything went silent or how we used to stare longingly at the dream house a few streets away, wishing it were ours. The criticism that this film touches on too much and discusses too little, is a misconception that this is a play by play of a young woman growing into an adult. This is how life is remembered, in moments, slivers, glances. More over, Greta Gerwig creates a female lead character that is at once self-conscious and determined. She does not wilt or waver in her goals even when she makes mistakes. Lady Bird is a new female lead that does not ask "what will I do now?" when something goes wrong. She simply keeps going, until she arrives.
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