Now look at her as the high school senior in a post-9/11 America soon to graduate from a Catholic school in Sacramento. She cannot wait to flee her hometown and relocate to someplace vivid and interesting, someplace with cultural offerings. But she's from a working class family, money is tight, and her working mom is a heavy passive-aggressive piece of furniture. This high school senior call herself... Lady Bird. LADY BIRD, written and directed by Greta Gerwig, may bring Ms. Ronan another Best Actress Oscar nomination.
Yes. You just saw the same young woman as the lead actress in both of those movies. See what I mean? She's absolutely fascinating.
On the January 7th edition of CBS SUNDAY, Greta Gerwing was interviewed in her hometown by a CBS reporter. Gerwig is from Sacramento. In a voiceover during the feature, reporter Tony Dokoupil said that LADY BIRD is celebrated as "the best reviewed movie of all time" on Rotten Tomatoes. I liked Dokoupil's piece but I felt he was wrong. I went to the Rotten Tomatoes site. LADY BIRD got a 99%. Before Greta Gerwig's film, Jordan Peele got a 99% for GET OUT, the psychological horror film that he wrote and directed.
Just a note for CBS SUNDAY. Go look for yourself. Search *Lady Bird Rotten Tomatoes rating*. Check out the numbers. Then search "Get Out Rotten Tomatoes rating* and check out those numbers.
I'll review LADY BIRD on my podcast. But I will tell you this here and now -- Saorise Ronan is, once again, remarkable.