"I can’t help what I do! I can’t help it, I can’t…What do you know about it? Who are you anyway? Who are you? Criminals? Are you proud of yourselves? Proud of breaking safes or cheating at cards? Things you could just as well keep your fingers off. You wouldn’t need to do all that if you’d learn a proper trade or if you’d work. If you weren’t a bunch of lazy bastards. But I… I can’t help myself! I…
What I love especially about this film, among many other things, is its calm tone. The film takes its time to credibly portray its protagonist. And in fact, at some point I forgot that I was watching a movie, not a documentary. I believed the mother-daughter relationship of Saoirse Ronan and Laurie Metcalf one hundred percent. And I believe that millions of young people can identify whith the rebellious Lady Bird and find a great role model in her.