Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan, HANNA, BROOKLYN) is approaching the end of high school. 9/11 just shook the world, and her dad has lost his job, forcing her mother (Laurie Metcalf, ROSEANNE) to hold the family down. Desperate to escape her Northern California childhood, but too immature to make a decision, Lady Bird deploys punk-rock rebellion against everyone in her life, struggling to figure out where to go next - and who to be.
Greta Gerwig has been delighting the indie film scene in movies like FRANCES HA and MISTRESS AMERICA for over a decade. With LADY BIRD, she makes her solo writing and directing debut, bringing her sardonic, observational style - and more than a few of her own experiences - to a sophisticated and relatable mother-daughter story that speaks to multiple generations.
Both an intimate character piece and a universal statement, LADY BIRD is a coming-of-age story about all the joy, heartache, and naive selfishness of youth. The Toronto International Film Festival got on its feet for LADY BIRD’s premiere, and critics agree: it's a hilarious and genuine crowd-pleaser with brains and heart.