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on March 27, 2018
A wonderful film about a girl's senior year in Catholic school, her first serious boyfriend and her dreams of moving far away to attend college. It is all realistic from the way she longs to be in NY rather than the boring town she grew up in to her very realistic mother/daughter relationship that is frustrating sometimes and loving too. She is embarrassed by her parents and the fact that she isn't one of the rich girls. She buddies up with kids that seem very intelligent and unique only to discover they are just pretentious. It might be the most true mother/ daughter relationship I have ever seen in a film. The writing is excellent. I hate films with teenagers who all talk like adults in a Woody Allen film. The teens here speak realistically for their age. The acting is excellent. Both Saoirse Ronan and Lori Metcalf are perfect in their roles. Highly recommended.
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on February 16, 2018
While watching this film with my daughter, we often looked at one another or said almost the exact same thing in reaction to the scenes between mother and daughter. We laughed, we cried, and had a touching trip down memory lane through this vehicle.

May not be an exciting film for some, but we found it to be a heart-warming film that had us bonding all over again.
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on March 13, 2018
If you are looking for perfection in a coming of age film, look no further. This film is beautiful, hilarious, heartbreaking, and nostalgic all in the most wonderful ways of those words. It manages to take a simple act ( a young lady graduating high school and heading to college) and turn it into a meaningful glimpse at young life and reflection on the relationships we form or force to form and how they affect our lives and spirit. I can’t say enough good things about this film. Great Gerwig has managed to make her first act into her masterpiece. It truly is a phenomenal film which should remain timeless and inspire many future generations to not be afaraid to take the little things of life and turn them into big meaningful artistic endeavors.
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on June 4, 2018
I'll be honest - by the time I saw this movie there had been so much hype, I can't imagine how it would have lived up to it.

That said, I just couldn't get into the storyline. The characters didn't intrigue me all that much - in fact they struck me as shallow and self indulgent, with the exception of Lady Bird's father.

I definitely think it speaks to anyone who cringes when they think of their own self-discovery process as a teen or young adult. So much of it is painful to watch, probably because much of it is familiar and thought-provoking. Particularly if you were in highschool or college during the 90s/early 2000s. But.....familiarity doesn't make the cringing stop, unfortunately. I wanted to enjoy this, I just didn't. Sorry, Saoirse! I love you!
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on March 5, 2018
Great coming-of-age film. Sad it did not snag an Oscar after five nominations. But a gem nonetheless. I loved the red-carpet interview with the director. Advice to teenagers? “Be nicer to your mother!”
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on April 25, 2018
Loved it but I was expecting a comedy. It was not comedic.I gave it 5 stars because it was an excellent film, albeit painful. Maybe one would have had to be in this type of mother-daughter relationship, be a bit of an outcast w/a best friend-outcast, and have lived circa that time period to have understood the emotional jarring it gave me. *However*, that's said, I understand why the critics loved it: The actors were well cast, the Directing was excellent, the writing/script - phenomenal . It was an excellently performed drama but not even close to a comedy. Although it did have some comedic moments, it was her warm and loving, very cool, dad and their close relationship which saved the movie from being a complete cry-fest, for me.
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I knew I wanted to watch this movie when I saw that Greta Gerwig wrote and directed it. And now, when I think of reasons that I love it, I think of her. You can tell that a lot of thought and passion went into this movie, which is made all the better by how effortless it feels. The experience and emotions are so relatable that you understand and sense things that don't need to be said. You re-experience your senior year in a warm, frustrating way as you watch someone make the same mistakes you did, then you're reminded that it's part of the experience. It well deserves the awards it has won. I'm excited to see what Gerwig does next.
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on March 16, 2018
It was a good movie with some great performances and some really wickedly funny performances, but honestly, they wrapped it up into a neat little bow at the end which is honestly not how most mother-daughter relationships are and for what a b*tch Laurie Metcalf was and how we're all expected to think her verbal abuse was an acceptable form of love by the end? I call BS on that.
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on May 15, 2018
Good, but overrated. Solid script and acting, but the story is a rather unremarkable coming-of-age tale full of teenage angst. It’s supposed to be more about the characters than the plot, of course, but these characters aren’t experiencing anything particularly remarkable. In the end, it’s a little too precious, and doesn’t give the audience a lot of credit for actually having lives of their own, as if we need to watch the spectacle portrayed on-screen to make it “real.” Probably a sign o’ the times. Enjoyable enough, but doesn’t match the hype.
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on April 13, 2018
Good depiction of Catholic school, finally, a positive depiction! I love the scene with the nun and their conversation. I was a little disappointed in the ending, until I realized that the character was going to be exposed to a broken and wounded world. Her whole coping mechanism was going to change, and I think maybe she goes home? Thoroughly enjoyable. A fan since Atonement! Love “Inertia!’
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