Lady Bird is a 2017 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Greta Gerwig and starring Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges, Timothée Chalamet, Beanie Feldstein, Stephen McKinley Henderson, and Lois Smith. Set in Sacramento, California, in 2002, it is a coming-of-age story of a high-school senior and her turbulent relationship with her mother.

In Lady Bird, Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, excavating both the humor and pathos in the turbulent bond between a mother and her teenage daughter. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird's father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Set in Sacramento, California in 2002, amidst a rapidly shifting American economic landscape, Lady Bird is an affecting look at the relationships that shape us, the beliefs that define us, and the unmatched beauty of a place called home. 

 

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 7.5/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 99%

Awards and Nominations:

The film received 199 nominations including 5 Oscar nominations. It won 106 awards including 2 Golden Globes. 

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The Shape of Water is a 2017 romantic dark fantasy drama film directed by Guillermo del Toro and written by del Toro and Vanessa Taylor. 

Elisa is a mute, isolated woman who works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government laboratory in 1962 Baltimore. Her life changes forever when she discovers the lab's classified secret -- a mysterious, scaled creature from South America that lives in a water tank. As Elisa develops a unique bond with her new friend, she soon learns that its fate and very survival lies in the hands of a hostile government agent and a marine biologist. 

Ratings:

IMDB Rating: 7.4/10

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 92%

Awards and Nominations:

The Shape of Water received 294 nominations and won 106 including 4 Oscars for Best Motion Picture, Best Achievement in Directing, Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) and Best Achievement in Production Design.

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