Lady Bird

Lady Bird ★★★★½

I sat in silence for a while after this film. It's rare to find something that echoes your life so clearly. Lady Bird's relationship with her mother is so uncannily similar to my own, that I feel as though Greta Gerwig grew up in the same house as me. This similarity made the movie that much more heartbreaking. I also feel as though I was able to understand Lady Bird's mom better, knowing that the passive aggressive comments she made were only because she didn't know how to properly express her love and worry for her daughter. I also related to those nostalgic pangs for childhood and your hometown. Growing up is hard but everyone must go through it, and move on to a big city where no one knows your name (be it Lady Bird or Christine).

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