Formulaic, sure, but the four leads give performances that elevate this beyond just your basic family drama.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I don't know if I can put this succinctly. I will try.
I can't remember a time in my life where my mother and I weren't at each other's throats. Maybe when I was a baby. Growing up, I always felt like we were cats and dogs. Two completely different fucking species. I never understood her. She never understood me.
Lady Bird asks her mother if she likes her. Marion responds that obviously, she loves her. "But do you LIKE…