Lady Bird. I haven’t enjoyed a movie about the turmoil of adolescence so much since “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl” (released in 2015 - go see that movie, too, if you haven’t). All the experts tell me it won’t play in rural Iowa; hog wash, I say, I think a lot of us can relate to this coming-of-age story. Besides, a good movie will be appreciated anywhere it’s shown.
This is the directorial debut of a great new comic voice, Greta Gerwig (who starred in Frances Ha - go see that movie too! currently available on Netflix). Lady Bird stars Saoirse Ronan in the eponymous role as the daughter, Haven’t heard of her? You will, come Oscar® time. Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne Barr’s sister in the hit TV series, Roseanne) plays her tough-loving mom.
Mother, let Dad watch football and bring your daughter to the movies! Daughters, take your moms!
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