In case you missed the news recently, independent blockbuster Lady Bird became the highest rated movie in Rotten Tomatoes history. (It knocked out Toy Story for those of you who wondered). Now we all know how I feel about these kind of films, how I give them a chance and despite their greatness or success, never really appeal to me. That just about sums up Lady Bird. It is true that this film is a realistic look into a life of a normal girl who is discovering herself and life after high school. Does it win a lot of points for that with the critics and the audiences, sure, but I didn’t get the point of the story. My life was not altered in any way shape or form after this movie, so I just didn’t fall in love with it. There are some solid performances here and the story is very well written, which means that Lady Bird could win an award or two. But really for me at the end of the day, I saw a film that had a lot of hype (for being real?) that didn’t live up to the high praises it’s received from everyone. I know there is a guy like me in every crowd, so I am definitely alright with defending my stance on this one. 6/10 

 

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