Tom Zavertnik’s review published on Letterboxd:
Lady Bird. Directed by Greta Gerwig, tells the story about a teenage girl who is just trying to make her way in the world.
I’m not the biggest fan of “mumblecore” films, so going in I didn’t know what to expect. I’m so happy that I went in not knowing much. Gerwig has truly created a film with so much heart and soul.
All the performances are fantastic and feel like real genuine people. The story is essentially about growing up and connecting/disconnecting with friends and family. There are so many moments in Lady Bird that relate so much to real life, that it made everyone in my screening go on an emotional roller coaster.
I could talk about everything else that makes Lady Bird special, but it’s such an experience of pure indie film bliss. There are a few editing and cutting nip picks I have, but they don’t majorly detract from the overall film. If you have the time to catch a showing of Lady Bird, definitely check it out.