bethany’s review published on Letterboxd:
"Sacramento is beautiful if we don't try to make it something that it's not."
I just watched a YouTube video called "Realizing Lady Bird" and it basically showed us a behind the scenes look of how the actors did what they did and how Greta brought her vision to life.
"I don't know any other way to say it other than none of it actually happened, but it's all true."
Listening to Beanie talk about how much she looks up to Saoirse and how they truly fell in love as best friends while playing Julie and lady bird made me so happy. even listening to Timothée talk about how Greta gave him so much literature to read to prepare him for his role of Kyle who has such a minor part shows she wanted absolutely everything to be perfect.
"The more real it is, the more people will find things that are special about it, so don't think you're messing anything up, I want you like who you are and that's why you're here."
Watching Greta tear up behind the camera while they're filming a scene and just stare in awe really makes me realize how much heart and soul she put into Lady Bird and how much this movie means to her. I look up to her so much and if I could be a quarter of how incredible and inspiring she is in my lifetime I would totally be okay with that.