Never too late. Here's the Lady Bird thread. Maybe it will be useful these days.
Firstly some of my thoughts about Kyle. I never thought of him more than an asshole and it's fine with me. And you enlightened me that Kyle is more sophisticated character than I thought. Timmy was excellent in this role, seeing the movie at first I felt I would have beaten the screen by choice, haha It's more than merely acting.
Last Edit: Jul 24, 2019 14:19:51 GMT -8 by Simone: added year of film to the title
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Post by chalametthegreat on Jun 21, 2019 5:41:13 GMT -8
I enjoyed how real "Lady Bird" was in storytelling. I wonder how much of Greta Gerwigs life is in the movie. And I could relate to many things in the film as I attended Catholic school and encountered all sorts of people. I agree about Kyle. Even though I was sometimes bullied in school making it harder for me to sympathesize with certain people who treated others like %@$$, I do try to recognize that everyone comes from a family, a past, and a certain background that has shaped them and their personalities. I like to think that Kyle became a better man after the events of the movie, but truth be told I am probably projecting too much of my attitude as to Timothee who is just awesome to people in a non Kyle way. But that's why he is a great actor who can play well people who aren't like him.
Here is my LadyBird comment posted in the LW thread for further discussion:
I think Greta learned from Ladybird that Timmy's Kyle was indeed a very interesting character and he could have been used more in the film. For instance, it's my understanding that there was a complete scene sequence where Kyle was handling of the death of his father and funeral plans. I would have love to seen that side of Kyle because I think his rude mannerisms were a cover up for the pain he felt as he was losing his father. It didn't appear that his mother was in his life. Kyle was an underdeveloped character. Sorry for deviating from topic... but I think this demonstrates why it appears that Greta is using Timmy more as Laurie in her follow up film working with him.
I watched LadyBird twice: in the theater, and at home to vote for the Indie Spirit Awards. I tried to like it, and there were a few times when I giggled, but it was just ok to me. I see elements from the film that I remember from high school and my relationship with my mother. The desperate need to get out of Detroit and to explore college life far away. Timmy's Kyle was used as a supporting actor good looking guy who was a douche, but he was the most interesting person to me because he was so intelligent and moody, there was much more to him simmering underneath that we'll never know.
I saw LadyBird once in the theatre. I did enjoy it. Saoirse and Laurie Metcalf were wonderful. I was hoping Laurie would have won some of the best supporting actor awards but Allison Janney got all of them. The award voters went with the more over-the-top/loud performance, which they seem to do a lot. But I felt Laurie deserved the awards just as much or more. Kyle was just blah to me. I mean not every character in a movie can be developed, I get it. But his character really didn't do anything for me. Timmy was fine but there wasn't much for him to do I felt.
Did you miss Lady Bird in the theaters? If you weren't a Timmy fan back in 2017, the upcoming National Cinema Day, Sunday, August 27th, will give you the opportunity to watch the Oscar-nominated film featuring Timmy as Kyle.