Lady Bird

Lady Bird ★★★★½

~ If you don't watch this with your mother, you better at least give her a ring afterwards. ~

One of the coming of age stories I've ever seen, that not only focuses on the angst riddled teen, but on the struggling and loving parents, as well as not taking your home for granted. And the film stretches beyond that into the sheer depiction of middle class teens coming to grips with their life and what they choose to do with it. Gerwig successfully captures that feeling of being stuck in your little boring town, wishing to leave and forget everything. But that sentiment in itself as many of us know, is one of the sharpest double-edged blades. The themes of doing the best with the hand you are dealt, paralleled with the excellent showcase of how much effort and sacrifice our parents make for us, is superb. I absolutely loved this film and all of its characters, primarily Lady Bird, her mother, and Jonah Hill's sister. The story is extremely relatable, and it gives that maternal love/hate relationship a unique perspective in film. It's awkward, it's honest, it's genuine, and it's hilariously emotional.

Ronan blows me away, once again! She is undoubtedly one of the best and youngest working actresses.

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