4 Watertowers ForCarol.com Movie Review


Christine McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) is a senior in high school ready to start spreading her wings.  Unfortunately, her nurse mom, Marion (Laurie Metcalf), is not ready to let go quite yet.

The two clash (just like daughter and mother do in our house…..like, all the time! 🙂

Living in Sacramento, CA,  Lady Bird (Christine gave herself that name) can’t wait to leave. But of course, Marion is against Lady bird going to an out of state college (it is expensive and Dad, Larry (Tracy Letts), is now without a job) and, besides, mom is not ready to let Lady Bird go quite yet.

The two clash.

lady bird 3Lady Bird finds new friends (ignoring her BFF, Julie (Beanie Feldstein)), experiences sex for the first time (all 10 seconds of it), rebels, gets suspended from school, jumps out of a moving car, gets accepted to a college in New York (with Dad’s secret help)…..then realizes that she loves her mom, and her real friends, more than words can express.

“Lady Bird” is a fantastic movie in several respects: It is funny, real, based close to where we live, and is a simple story about a girl growing up and a mom refusing to let go.  We went through the same thing.

From a personal side, Carol was one day away from going to U.C Davis when she died,  that is the same school Marion hoped Lady Bird would go to.  ;-(

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Go to IMDb for more information.


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Posted by Mike Pihlman

I am the Director of ForCarol.com a 501c3 non-profit that awards college scholarships to Tracy, CA scholars in honor of my daughter's best friend, and our part-time daughter, Carol Phan who we lost on Sept 18, 2010. I am a: Book Review (TracyReaderDad.com), Technology (TechyMike.com), and Movie Review (ForCarol.com) blogger.

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