My Number 1 Favourite to Win Best Picture: LADY BIRD
LADY BIRD tells the story of a girl called Christine, who has renamed herself “Lady Bird” (in quotes!). It’s a beautiful story of individualism, family, and identity. Lady Bird swears she hates the hometown (Sacramento) she grew up in. She has big dreams of New York and the city. But in her final years of high school, through a series of joys and mishaps, she slowly but surely begins to realise how precious home is.
What struck me about Lady Bird was how real everything felt. While the situations and characters were fascinating, they really were just everyday arguments, everyday regrets, everyday life. Somehow, all these simple events accumulate into a heart-warming drama, a very real search for individualism, a very beautiful life.
I absolutely adore this movie. I am not afraid to say that it has quickly become one of my favourite films of all time.