Lady Bird

Synopsis: In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Greta Gerwig
Production: A24
  Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 102 wins & 191 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
94 min

Do you think I look like I'm from


You are from Sacramento.

You don't have to do that.

Well it's nice to make things neat

and clean.

- You ready to go home?

- Ready.

Her hand moved behind his head and

supported it.

Her fingers moved

gently in his hair.

She looked up

and across the barn.

And her lips came together.

And smiled mysteriously.

You have been

listening to The Grapes of Wrath

by John Steinbeck.

If you...

Our college trip took

21 hours and 5 minutes.

Hey, why don't we, let's just

sit with what we heard?

Are you serious?

We be don't have to constantly

be entertaining ourselves, do we?

I wish I could live through


Aren't you?

The only exciting thing about

2002 is that it's a palindrome.

Okay fine, yours is the worst

life of all, you win.

Oh so now you're mad?

Because I wanted to listen to music?

It's just that you're being

ridiculous, because you have a great life.

I'm sorry I'm not perfect.

No one is asking you to be perfect!

Just considerate would do.

I don't even want to go to school

on this state anyway.

I hate California. I want

to go to the East Coast.

Your Dad and I will barely be able

to afford in-state tuition.

- There are loans, scholarships!

- Your brother, your very smart brother...

He can't even find a job.

He and Shelley work.

They have jobs.

They bag at the grocery store.

That is not a career and they went


Your father's company is laying

people off right and left.

Did you even know that?

No of course you don't because...

you don't think about anybody but yourself.

An Immaculate Heart is already a luxury.

Immaculate FART. You wanted that,

not me!

Miguel saw someone knifed in front of him

at Sac High,

Is that what you want?

You're telling me that

you want to see somebody knifed

- right in front of you?

- He barely saw that.

I want to go where the

culture is, like New York.

- How in the world did I raise such a snob?

- Or at least Connecticut or New Hampshire.

Where writers live in the woods.

You couldn't get into

those schools anyway.


You can't even pass your driver's test.

Because you wouldn't let me

practice enough!

The way that you work,

or the way that you don't work,

you're not even worth state

tuition, Christine.

My name is "Lady Bird".

Well actually, it's not, and

it's ridiculous.

Call me Lady Bird,

like you said you would!

You should just go to City College.

You know, with your work ethic., just go to

the city college...

and then to jail and then back to City


And then maybe you'd learn how to

pull yourself up

and not expect everybody to

do everything for you.

In the name of the Father,

of the Son and of the holy spirit.


Let the Lord be with you.

And also with you.

We all have you back for the

start of a new school year.

All the Xavier Boys.

And the Immaculate Heart girls.

Of the United States of America.

And to the republic

which it stands.

A nation, under God...

9/11 NEVER FORGE - The liberty and justice for all.

A vote for Amanda is

a vote for boys.

Boys and healthy vending

machines because

no one wants a muffin

with that many calories.

Do not ask me, Mr. Bruno,

is this gonna be on the finals?

Or Mr. Bruno, is this

gonna be in the midterms?

Because I am not gonna tell you.

That is none of your business!

You know the rules,

this is my house.

I am reading a letter of St John...

We are afraid that we will

never escape our past...

and we are afraid of what the

future will bring.

We're afraid that we will not get into the

college of our choice,

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Greta Gerwig

Greta Celeste Gerwig (; born August 4, 1983) is an American actress, writer, and director. She first garnered attention after working on and appearing in several mumblecore films. Between 2006 and 2009, she appeared in a number of films by Joe Swanberg, some of which she co-wrote and co-directed.Since the early 2010s, Gerwig has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). She has also performed in Damsels in Distress (2011), To Rome with Love (2012), Jackie (2016), and 20th Century Women (2016), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Supporting Actress.In 2017, Gerwig wrote and made her solo directorial debut with the critically acclaimed comedy-drama film Lady Bird, which won the award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. For her work on Lady Bird, Gerwig also received two Academy Award nominations, for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay, as well as Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations for Best Screenplay; Gerwig became the fifth woman in history to be nominated in the Best Director category at the Oscars. more…

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