At 23, two-time Academy Award nominee Saoirse Ronan has already built an incredible filmography that boasts the acclaimed war-drama Atonement, the wild fairy tale Hanna, the whimsical comedy Grand Budapest Hotel, and the beautiful and buoyant romance Brooklyn. Now, she’s joining forces with Indie It Girl Greta Gerwig for a coming-of-age dramedy that’s fast accruing buzz, Lady Bird.
Written and directed by Gerwig, Lady Bird stars Ronan as the titular teen, who has big dreams, little work ethic, loads of angst, and a mercurial relationship with her opinionated mother, played by the marvelous Laurie Metcalf. Per the official synopsis, “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.”
That all sounds prestigious but a bit dry, right? Well, this trailer takes a turn right about when Lady Bird chucks herself out of a moving car to escape an argument with her mom. I mean, who among us hasn’t at least thought about that, right?
“I want you to be the very best of yourself you can be.”
“What if this is the best version?”
A24 will bring Lady Bird to theaters on November 10th. Color us stoked.