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Highlighted by an awards-worthy performance by Saoirse Ronan and structured around a light, witty script by Gerwig, the movie delivers a well-targeted snapshot of a year-in-the-life of an ordinary high school senior.
As an actor, Gerwig has shown an enchantingly light touch; she brings that to her work as director, as "Lady Bird" skims along happily, showing us moments both crucial and trivial in a teenage girl's life.
A finely wrought, deeply felt mash note to Gerwig's hometown of Sacramento, and the rare film about teenage life that puts equal weight on the dark, sad and tough parts, as it does on the joyous, raucous, euphoric moments.
The loosely autobiographical Lady Bird is actress-writer Greta Gerwig's solo directorial debut, and it feels like the fullest realization so far of her already-patented brand of gangly bittersweet whimsy.
If you pay the right kind of attention to "Lady Bird" - absorbing its riffs and digressions as well as its melodies, its choral passages along with its solos and duets - you will almost certainly love it. It's hard not to.
Lady Bird is a perfect coming-of-age comedy for anyone who's ever had teenage wanderlust, fought with their parents, fostered a love-hate tension with their hometown or popped Communion wafers in secret.
A sweet, deeply personal portrayal of female adolescence that's more attuned to the bonds between best girlfriends than casual flings with boys, writer-director Greta Gerwig's beautiful Lady Bird flutters with the attractively loose rhythms of youth.