Lady Bird ★★★★

"We're afraid that we will never escape our past.
We're afraid of what the future will bring.
We're afraid we won't be loved, we won't be liked, and we won't succeed.

As soon as I walked out of the theatre, I immediately thought to myself that this was another one of those movies that I was incapable of reviewing. Usually I don't dwell on that and move on, but I started thinking why it was so hard for me to come up with something to write for these types of films, and I realized it's because I always talk about a scene, a quote, or some technical aspect, and movies like this one transcend that. Movies like Lady Bird are so deeply personal that I can't put my finger on what I liked about them because it isn't one thing in particular; it's the body of work itself that resonates so deeply with me that I'm at a loss for words when I try to think of something that can accurately describe why I liked it so much. It's fitting that this is my 900th movie of all time, because this was a breaking point in the way that I process movies after I watch them. It really made me think hard about why movies affect me the way they do, and how a film about a teenage girl from Sacramento, California who was born to a poor family and is getting through Catholic high school impacted me, someone who has never lived through any of those things, so much. We're all human, after all.

And I know that this review sort of defeats its purpose because it isn't really a review, but it's all I can really say.

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