Uninspired direction and a pedestrian script support a victory lap from Glenn Close, doing a lot of great no-dialogue, all-facial-expression acting.
My favorite film of his I guess
EDIT: Just wanted to share a choice quote from my film professor re: Wes Anderson. “This movie, and all of his movies, really, are steeped in a white hipster culture that I find very exotic. As I was watching it, I kept thinking, This is some white shit...”
In the interest of full disclosure, I should say that this is not just my second time watching ‘Lady Bird.’ Though I couldn’t have guessed it last November, this film about a girl that hates California has become my safe haven from the semi-frequent moments of despair in my first few months of living in California (SoCal though, not Sacramento.)
After tonight’s, let’s say, “mixed” results in the midterm elections, I figured I’d log this rewatch for safe measure.
I don’t have anything to add to the ‘Eighth Grade’ conversation that hasn’t already been said. It sets out on a specific quest (sympathetically and realistically portray Gen Z anxiety / insecurity), it accomplishes its goals, and then some.
Having watched Bo’s YouTube videos and standup specials since, no joke, the eighth grade, I’m so proud of his artistic restlessness, and know continuing to support his work will be rewarding for all of us.
I will say that I hope…