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I wanted to love this, but it just made me cringe...
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!