Lady Bird

Unappreciated in her time.

The high school senior played by Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s sublime coming-of-age tale is a bright, shining superstar … no matter what everyone else thinks.

Calling herself “Lady Bird,” she clashes with her mom (Laurie Metcalf) — even jumping out of a moving car during one argument — and longs to leave her current life far, far behind.

While others come and go, it’s that conflicted core relationship with the woman who brought her into the world which makes this film so special.

If the final phone call leaves you unmoved, well, you’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch.

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