Lady Bird ★★★★½

A masterful tonal tightrope walk here: hits the sweet spot of raw adolescence with the dry, hilarious aftertaste of adult hindsight. Gerwig's got an excellent grip on her characters, her mood, and above all the timing, which is so key to what makes this all work.

What a delightfully wrinkled tapestry of memory and feeling, one that I've had one hell of a great time trying to smooth out to discover new quirks and contradictions.

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