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There's an intuitiveness to Gerwig's masterful screenplay that, in its own way, feels quietly profound, every bit as relatable on this side of the pond as it will be to those who grew up in the boring Sacramento suburbs.
We already knew that Greta Gerwig was already immensely talented, but Lady Bird just goes to show that she hasn't presented the full extent of her talents until now and Gerwig will be a major force in filmmaking for years to come.
At another time, on a second or third or fourth watch, I'm sure I will be able to find something to criticize about Lady Bird. But right now, having ruminated on this film for a full day, there is little to nitpick.
Lady Bird combines wisdom and tenderness, humor and grace. It's light-footed without being lightweight. And it captures, with great feeling, the turbulence of a girl growing up. I can't recommend it enough.