Sometimes actors write the most authentic screenplays. A decade before his Oscar-winning Spotlight, actor Tom McCarthy penned a heartfelt film, The Visitor.
Today, it’s actress Greta Gerwig’s turn. Lady Bird is fresh and true in a genre that is often tired and disingenuous. Examples: A father loses his job but KEEPS his family. More than ONE boyfriend fails. An elderly nun DOES provide good counsel.
Saoirse Ronan is outstanding, as is the entire cast including Pulitzer Prize winning playwright turned actor – Tracy Letts.
Lady Bird is rich with the Irish music of life…the experience of being happy and sad simultaneously.