Lady Bird

Lady Bird ★★★★½

I’ve been musing on what to rate Lady Bird for a few minutes, I threw down a 4 star but I’ve had to go back and immediately up it to a four and a half because it felt a little criminal to give this masterpiece anything less. And it is masterfully done, the way the relationship dynamics play out is just flawless.

As the credits rolled, I couldn’t help but feel slightly underwhelmed by the ending. Going into it after all the letterboxd hype was maybe not the ideal way to watch, this would be a great blind watch. And as someone with a slightly different upbringing there were a few points I couldn’t fully relate to, and I think connecting to those themes are pretty key in how much you’re going to enjoy the film. 

Having said that, I did think it was brilliant. Watching with my mam really added something to the experience. (Though god please no more sex scenes, my heart isn’t going to make it through quarantine -watching films with my mum everyday. I swear every film I pick inadvertently has Salo levels of debauchery) I can’t wait to watch it again.

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