IMDB: [R] In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.
Rating:  💚💚💚💚💚💚💚🖤🖤🖤
A true coming of age story, Lady Bird shows things in a more raw and realistic way. The styling and acting lifts it above other similar stories. However it has some of the same pitfalls as any story that has been told so many times.
What I Loved:
The styling, cinematography, script, and acting bring some amount of freshness to the high school senior year story. The acting and rawness of a dysfunctional family “from the wrong side of the tracks” at moments truly brought me back to my own childhood. The awkward teen moments cut though the rest to a new pocket in your heart you may have forgotten about. When it comes to stories of this genre, it does stand above a lot of them.
What I Didn’t Love:
Here’s the sticking point for me. While this story was done in a good way, it’s still a very common story. It’s the struggling family with the kid (often a girl) who wants to escape to something better and battles awkward highschool moments of friendship and dating. We’ve seen it. I went into it hoping for a slightly different take or more interesting perspective.
Mean Girl – she may be popular, but what will it take to be like her?
“I wish I could live through something.”