Antonio’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably my favorite film of the year.
I didn’t live in Sacramento but I lived 30 minutes away and have spent a good amount of time there. NorCal in general is sort of all the same. A mundane and isolated place.
I was born and raised in Fairfield, California. Eighteen years without leaving very often and by the eighteenth year I really wanted out of there. I was sick of home, sick of my school and sick of my family if I’m honest. I was extremely selfish.
It has only been a little over a year since I moved to Los Angeles, and while I don’t regret leaving, I really do miss home. I miss my parentsand my brothers and my sisters and my dogs. But I also love my independence and being in LA.
Lady Bird has perfectly captured all my feelings and experiences from my senior year of high school to now. It’s a beautiful film that is written, edited and acted perfectly. Christine’s relationship with her parents and her desperation to escape Sacramento just hit home really hard.
I really really loved this one, coming of age films are sort of my weakness but this is one of the best ones I’ve seen. Go see it.
I gotta call my mom.