Carol’s Movies – 12/13/17

Lady Bird (2017) – Rotten Tomatoes

 In Lady Bird, 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 …

Carol Marshall

Carol Says- I just checked Rotten Tomatoes and they gave it 100%. I, on the other hand, cannot give it such a high rating. I have a hard time when 25-year-old actors play the character of 17-year-olds.One has to look beyond the obvious of 25-year-olds trying to look 17, and look at the substance of the script. All the acting was very good, by the way. In this movie we learn about each person; you got to know each character very well and their innermost struggles. In this sense, it it makes the movie meaningful .

There were a lot of scenes at the high school, interaction in the classroom and elsewhere. I cannot say I love this movie. This movie says a lot and it is a good study on people, but I left a little worn out. If you want a serious movie and watching people struggle on, you will get a lot out of this movie.

And I could see where some people may think this is the best movie of the year, but I still think that title goes to “Wonder”.