Lady Bird Review: Greta Gerwig’s Coming of Age Romp Delights

Lady Bird makes for a delightful coming of age comedy/drama, fueled by Gerwig’s inspired direction and Saoirse Ronan’s charming performance.

Lady Bird is the thoroughly enchanting solo directorial debut for Greta Gerwig, who is perhaps best known at the moment for her multiple collaborations with indie auteur Noah Baumbach. Having previously starred in the Baumbach-directed Frances Ha and Mistress America (both of which she also co-scripted), as well as the filmmaker’s dramedy Greenberg, Gerwig stepped behind the camera for Lady Bird in order to call the shots herself, drawing from her original script. A semi-autobiographical dramedy inspired by Gerwig’s adolescence, Lady Bird firmly establishes its creator as a storyteller with a unique voice and identity ...

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