Her name is Christine McPherson. Her parents gave her. Instead, she wants to be called Lady Bird. So, every time she introduces her self to anyone, she says Lady Bird. Thus, everyone calls her Lady Bird, so do her family. Indeed, she is Lady Bird.

She wants to fly higher than what she is born to be. She is willing to reach more vast than her arms are meant for. And so she does. Now she flies.

I hate California, I want to go to the east coast. I want to go where culture is like, New York, or Connecticut or New Hampshire.

It’s a dream of every teenager to get out of a small city they live their entire life. I bet you’ll do that too if you live in Sacramento. An underrated city where outsider always thinks it’s a bad idea to live there. Let alone if you have broke parents, small house, foster brother, and with all the rules your mom gives and God gives, you’ll get tired. Your life sucks, you want more.

Sister Sarah Joan: You clearly love Sacramento.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: I do?

Sister Sarah Joan: You write about Sacramento so affectionately and with such care.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: I was just describing it.

Sister Sarah Joan: Well it comes across as love.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: Sure, I guess I pay attention.

Sister Sarah Joan: Don’t you think maybe they are the same thing? Love and attention?

And that’s actually the life of Lady Bird. Her mom works two shifts at asylum while her father is jobless. She is an average teenage girl, living in a small house, ashamed of her jobless dad, and that gothic looking brother who brings his girlfriend living with them. She also has a best friend who by the way is a fat girl so basically they are an underdog.

I hate California, I want to go to the east coast. I want to go where culture is like, New York, or Connecticut or New Hampshire.

But, beside all of those sad and pathetic things, there’s always something good unseen.

Marion McPherson: I want you to be the very best version of yourself that you can be.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: What if this is the best version?

And, I love how the story, the ordinary story is told. It becomes so uniquely beautiful, this movie. It’s so heart-warming, touching and eye-opening. And actually it reminds me of the life of mine or basically the life of every teenage girl’s everywhere. Living the dreams to be able to achive higher education in a high rank university, to win the heart of a handsome boy, or to live in a mansion in a high class neighborhood. But, thats the dreams. There are some things we can change, and some that we can’t. And for those we can’t, we are supposed to be grateful still.

Oooh.. and that daughter-mother fights, boyfriend-girlfriend problem, an annoying brother and his more annoying girlfriend, but then there’s these father’s arms that are always there soothing all the raging. And, besfriend’s shoulders that are there for us to cry on.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: Why can’t you say I look nice?

Marion McPherson: I thought you didn’t even care what I think.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: I still want you to think I look good.

Marion McPherson: Okay, I’m sorry. I was telling you the truth, do you want me to lie?

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: No, I mean, I just, I wish that you liked me.

Marion McPherson: Of course I love you.

Christine ‘Lady Bird’ McPherson: But do you like me?

Besides all those nominations and awards, Lady Bird wins my heart. It’s a perfect movie to watch when it’s raining or when you miss your home, or just miss your childhood memory or your teenage life. It’s a great movie, a great story. I promise you, you’ll learn something after watching it or at least it’ll remind you with your childhood memory.


Christine McPherson wants to be called Lady Bird. So she tells everyone that her name is Lady Bird. Also she tells everyone that she comes from ‘the wrong side of the tracks’. She wants more. She wants to go to the east coast, living in a state like New York and study in a reputable university.




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