In LADY BIRD, writer and director Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson [Saoirse Ronan] fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom [Laurie Metcalf], a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father [Tracy Letts] loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home.
In the near future, a time of artificial intelligence: 86-year-old Marjorie [Lois Smith] — a jumble of disparate, fading memories—has a handsome new companion [Jon Hamm] who looks like her deceased husband and is programmed to feed the story of her life back to her. What would we remember, and what would we forget, if given the chance?