Lady Bird ★★★

I'm not entirely sure why the movie is as beloved as it is. I'm having some flashbacks from when Juno was enjoying the highest of acclaim. I don't think that the film is particularly well made in the terms of narrative and I also didn't feel much authenticity for the time/place/character experience. Having said all of that, I laughed hard at some of the moments within the film and I thought it was admirably performed. Laurie Metcalf is a goddamned American treasure. Taken as a series of vignettes, the movie gets by on the funny script and charming performances, but I was still looking at my watch towards the end of the film's 90 minute running time.