This movie is about a teenaged girl's life and her love/hate relationship with her mother. Christine McPherson, who is played by Saoirse Ronan, has given herself the name Lady Bird. She lives with her mom, dad, brother, and brother's girlfriend in a small home in Sacramento. She dreams of going away to college and leaving home and deals with the usual teenage issues with friends, boys, and school. Her mother, Marion, who is played by Laurie Metcalf, is a nurse and is always pushing Lady Bird. Lady Bird in turn goes back and forth between loving and hating her mother.
|Christine (Saoirse Ronan) and her mother, Marion (Laurie Metcalf)|