2002: Sacramento, California. Christine McPherson, a.k.a Lady Bird, is a smart, ambitious and rebellious teen. She stubbornly butts heads with her mother, an endlessly critical but passionate nurse. Her father, recently unemployed, searches for work while her mother keeps their family afloat. Meanwhile, Lady Bird, who has just entered her final year at Catholic High School dreams of escaping suburbia, to the prestigious universities and high-rises of America's East coast.
Actress and writer Greta Gerwig's (Frances Ha, Maggie's Plan) directorial debut is a charming and intimate take on the stormy mother-daughter relationships, the pressures of growing up and the real meaning of home.