Lady Bird

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Touching, funny, personal, and mature coming-of-age comedy.

R 2017 93 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 23 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 76 reviews

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age 18+

Disrespectful and Abusive Behavior

The mother and daughter have a horrid relationship and do nothing but swear and emotionally abuse each other. Rude and selfish characters with nothing to endear them to the audience. When the daughter comes of age she buys a pack of cigarettes, a lottery ticket, and a Playgirl magazine, because these type of things are what makes someone an adult apparently? This was really unpleasant to watch.

This title has:

Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
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age 14+

Thoughtful journey of a teen girl

Lady Bird is a coming-of-age movie about a high school senior and the difficult relationship she has with her mother. Lady spends a lot of the film trying on her own version of adulthood (eg. her first job, dating & sex, drinking, bailing on friends). Each of these new ventures has right-sized consequences that follow. Financial problems cause strain on her family. Her father loses his job and her mom works long hours. This tension causes her and her mother argue throughout. There are scenes of her being rude, swearing, and speaking back to her mother and times when her mother also stumbles. There are also touching scenes where they are both able to be kind and vulnerable with each other. Lady Bird wishes she could escape the dreary reality of her parents for her more fantastical vision of the future. She applies to college far away which drives a wedge between her and her mother that is seemingly irreparable.

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