Lady Bird

Lady Bird ★★★★

How strong young women are, to bear both young men and their own mothers.

Now we (popular cinema) enter(s) into the protean void of post-9/11, pre-market crash middle-class America. Will it coalesce for us, or are a few clear glimpses through nostalgia’s looking glass all we’ll muster? Will we eventually agree on the story of ourselves, or are we blasted apart forever by our own endless information? 

In any case, this is a piece of it. It’s not the cutting edge of bravura filmmaking, but not everything has to be. It’s a damn fine, fun, and touching movie. One I could watch all day.

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