Lady Bird ★★

Too rushed, too stiff, utterly generic.
”Let’s make a list of general things that happens in the life of a teenage girl, but let’s skip everything in between that makes the soul of a great film”.

Wow, I really thought I’d like this, but it just felt fake and empty. No flow, no gut feeling. Lots of corny dialogue and overacting, trying so hard to be something that it’s not. Also, Saoirse Ronan is supposed to be 17 but is 24 IRL? That shows.

I liked the scene where mother and daughter cries in unison to the closing passage from John Steinbeck's ”The Grapes of Wrath”. That’s worth two stars.

Check out ”The Edge of Seventeen” and ”The Diary of a Teenage Girl” instead, two absolutely great coming of age movies. They have soul. ”Lady Bird” is just a shell.